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The health fairs provide free health screenings and offer useful resources and workshops on subjects such as weight management, healthy nutrition and more.

As the summer is slowly coming to an end it is time to get the kids ready for school.

With the new school year approaching, NYC Health + Hospitals is hosting several Back-to-School Health Fairs at locations throughout the city in August and early September.

The fairs provide children with free health screenings and offer useful resources and workshops on subjects such as weight management, healthy nutrition and asthma education. The events also offer kids-friendly fun including games, face painting, activities and music, as well as healthy snacks and giveaways.

“Parents and guardians should help kids prepare for a great school year by making sure they are healthy, up to date on their immunizations, well rested and ready to learn,” said Warren Seigel, MD, chairman of Pediatrics at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. “We know that healthy students are better learners, and a healthy school environment gives all students the best chance to learn and grow.”

Woodhull Hospital is the first on a slew of Back to School Fairs hosted by NYC Health + Hospitals.

The following NYC Health + Hospital locations are hosting Back to School Fairs in Central and East Brooklyn :

  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull | 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | Friday, August. 17, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York | 2094 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207 | Saturday, August. 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County | 451 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 | Friday, August 24, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland | 100 N Portland Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205| Wednesday, August 29, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Families who cannot attend a fair nearby are still encouraged to prepare their children for academic readiness by scheduling appointments for physicals, immunizations, vision and hearing tests and other health services which can all be provided by NYC Health + Hospitals.

To make an appointment at any public health system location, parents and guardians are encouraged to call 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692).

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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