Medical Center to encourage healthy living at Grange Fair

Fairs and Festivals are fun events that often feature rides, animals, entertainment and tasty food, but they can also pose potential health risks to attendees, which is why Mount Nittany Medical Center will be on hand this weekend at the Grange Fair, in Centre Hall.

One of their goals is that fairgoers don’t leave the fair with a case of the flu. The hospital will encourage people to wash their hands often, to eat their food away from animal areas and to keep children from putting their hands in their mouth while interacting with animals.

The hospital will have a booth set up at site 29, building 12, near the grandstand, at which they will also highlight the importance of healthy food and exercise, since fair food is often not the most nutritious choice (for example, Did you know that a deep-fried Snickers bar has 444 calories?)

The Grange Fair begins tomorrow and continues through August 30.

-Erin

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