Photo: Raelene Lloyd, Christine Change, Catherine Nyambura, Ella Reid and Rebekah Horn
Educating the community on healthy living was the focus of a health expo run by the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) on Thursday 20 October 2016.
The expo was held at Hansen Hall in Invercargill by first year Bachelor of Nursing students. The focus of the expo was on several aspects of healthy living, including nutrition, looking after your lungs, physical activity, being Smokefree and healthy homes.
Nursing student Raelene Lloyd from SIT says, “The expo attracted 400-500 people this year. Our 'Healthy homes, hearty lungs' stall was very busy on the day and the team did a fantastic job delivering information to the public and answering questions.”
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ supplied the ‘Healthy homes, hearty lungs’ stall with posters about respiratory disease, better breathing checklist, along with brochures on how to keep the home healthy and balloons.
The nursing students delivered a very important message, as having a healthy home is a huge contributing factor to respiratory heath. The New Zealand Respiratory Strategy states that we all have a role in creating healthy home and improving respiratory health.
Raelene says, “Thank you to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ for the wonderful support that we received.”
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