Healthy You Day at Lehigh Valley Center a Success

Posted by: jrivera on April 18, 2014, No Comments

ESU students Aisha Jalloh (left), a senior from Bethlehem, Pa., majoring in public health, and Beth A. Kuklewicz, a junior from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., majoring in health services administration, helped host “Healthy You Day,” at ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem on Saturday, April 12. Jalloh and Kuklewicz, members of the Lehigh Valley Public Health Alliance, are shown making healthy smoothies for guests.

“Healthy You Day,” at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem, Pa., proved to be a rousing success as more than 75 people attended the event.

As guests entered the front doors, they were greeted by information booths with topics ranging from stress management to blood pressure screenings to nutritional awareness; a smoothie stand offering recipes and free samples; a room featuring interactive Zumba presentations; and a computer lab that had been outfitted for interactive diabetes management and STD/STI awareness workshops.

All members of the Lehigh Valley Public Health Alliance were present, including Steve Shive, Ph.D., ESU professor of health studies and LVPHA faculty adviser, the Lehigh Valley Center staff, and the friends and family of many public health students.

Attendees received vinyl ESU tote bags with reusable ESU water bottles inside. Special prizes were awarded to the first attendees to visit all of the “stations.”

ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center provides residents the chance to obtain affordable, accelerated undergraduate degrees in public health, business management and computer security in downtown Bethlehem. In addition, individuals may earn a master’s degree in athletic training and, beginning this May, may become part of the speech-language pathology graduate prerequisite program. For more information about ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center, contact site coordinator Tom O’Connor, at 610-419-0412 or toconnor4@esu.edu.


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