For the second time this year, Villa St. Benedict in Lisle promoted a Health & Nutrition Fair
For the second time this year, Villa St. Benedict in Lisle promoted a Health & Nutrition Fair to its residents and the general public. The event was sponsored by Benedictine University’s Nutrition Department and Clinical Exercise Physiology Program. Regina Schurman, the event coordinator for the physiology students, is a Certified Fallproof Instructor and heads up the Performance Enhancement Center at VSB. Kara Walsh, a student from BU studying nutrition with Professor Jane Maxwell, handled the nutrition portion of the fair.
Students set up their interactive booths highlighting a variety of topics such as atherosclerosis, healthy eating for diabetes, sugar substitutes, stress management and hypertension. Samples were provided, especially food-related items and raffle gifts. There were additional opportunities to receive a blood pressure check, cholesterol screening and a BMI (Body Mass Index) test. Dr. Sheri Billing, audiologist and owner of The Hearing Doctors, was on hand to do hearing aid cleaning. The Doctors of Physical Therapy who provide onsite therapy services to VSB residents were represented by Tracy Camaj, PT, CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). Once again, the fair was a huge success.