Health info — and fun! — for teens

Enjoying a strong, healthy lifestyle starts at a young age. That's why Lake County partners are presenting the Outback Strong Teen Health Fair November 15. ( Pixabay.com photo )

Enjoying a strong, healthy lifestyle starts at a young age. That's why Lake County partners are presenting the Outback Strong Teen Health Fair November 15. (Pixabay.com photo)

The partners behind Outback Strong are hosting a teen health fair from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. November 15 in the Daly Middle School gym.

The event will feature several stations with health information and services for youths11 and older. This is a chance for teens to learn more about immunizations, healthy relationships and dating, mental health, and more. It's also an opportunity to schedule a doctor appointment and establish regular care with a primary care provider, which will help kids stay healthy in the long run.

The Outback Strong Teen Health Fair also will include a lot of fun, including a health trivia game, a blender bike (pedal and make your own smoothies!), a photo booth, and more.

Teens: Watch for more information about the event in the coming weeks. We'll have posters at A.D. Hay, Union School, and Daly Middle School/Lakeview High School.

Parents: Watch for a letter and flier about the event. Here's a sneak preview of the flier:

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We'll be at the Harvest Carnival at Union School October 28 with more information. This is a great chance to find out more about the fair and schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider.

We'll also be at parent-teacher conferences November 8 and 9.

We'll post more information on this blog and in social media in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about the event, including how you can be part of it as a volunteer, contact Lake Health District grant writer Kristi Albertson at kalbertson@lakehealthdistrict.org or (541) 947-2114 ext. 398.