From better nutrition to preventing diabetes, patients had the chance to learn new things about their health today at NEO A&M.
There were nearly 30 medical vendors at NEO’s seventh annual Health Fair. It included advice for losing weight and eating healthy, as well as some basic fitness tips.
A wide range of medical experts came to share what they know best with patients at the NEO A&M Health Fair.
“It’s a really good chance for us to get students, faculty, staff in here and allow local vendors to come in and promote what they have in the community to really push their product and what they can offer to our students and faculty here on staff,” says Jeremy Jackson, NEO A&M Student Wellness director.
“Freeman is providing their first care clinic and then they’re also doing BMI’s to see where you are, answering questions that you have, and giving you a direction if you need somewhere,” says Emilly Smith, an NEO A&M Nursing Student.
The experience was made interactive for the visitors.
“Health screenings, diabetes, there’s an AIDS testing. A lot of Ottawa county farmers market is here to show how to eat,” says Jeremy Jackson.
Jeremy Jackson had this tip for people looking for a healthier lifestyle.
“Having a lifestyle change and ways you approach your daily living. Not thinking that you have to go all gung-ho everyday and you have to cut out this many calories or you have to work out for three hours or anything like that. It’s just about changing your lifestyle little increments at a time and learning how to manage that. Lowering your portions of food that you eat, working out and burning more calories that you consume on a daily basis,” says Jeremy Jackson.
Jackson says this event was beneficial to both patients as well as the medical students.