Students from Boise State’s Radiologic Sciences Program worked in conjunction with College of Western Idaho’s Certified Dental Assisting Program to offer a health and safety fair at Koelsch Elementary School on April 17.
Eight rotational booths were presented to approximately 450 K-6 students in small groups. Topics included oral hygiene and home care, personal hygiene, cancer awareness and prevention, heart and bone health, media safety, outdoor safety, nutrition and exercise.
The Boise State group performed a needs assessment with teachers at Koelsch and devised teaching tools and learning activities on each health and safety topic. The students obtained a few donations from local businesses that allowed each participant to receive items such as activity books, pencils, toothbrushes, timers, flossers, wrapped milk and cheese. Four helmets and two bicycles were raffled to deserving youngsters at the end of the fair.
The students would like to thank Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Albertsons, Idaho Dairy Council, Timberstone Landscaping, Student Association of Radiologic Technologists and the CWI Certified Dental Assisting Program for their generous support.