Various facets of health and wellness converged at West Elementary School in Long Beach on May 26 during the 2017 Health Fair. The day featured a variety of presenters, activities and lessons that covered everything from safety to fitness, from mindfulness to nutrition.

Students got moving with Zumba, hula-hooping, CrossFit, dance and relay race sessions. They focused on balance and relaxation in yoga, learned water and beach safety techniques from guest lifeguards and heard about ways to protect themselves in the sun. Local firefighters visited in the morning and taught students how to identify and take precautions in emergency situations.  

Teamwork and sportsmanship were also important components of the Health Fair, and students cheered their peers on and worked together during a “Minute to Win It” activity that involved building towers out of stacked cups.