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A Head Start on Heart Health

January 10, 2020

Children, their teachers and classroom staff at Luzerne County Head Start’s Mehoopany center were featured on Eyewitness News WBRE/WYOU for a presentation they took part in that taught them about the importance of heart health. Head Start regional nurse, Eva Kennedy, talked to the 3, 4 and 5-year-old children at the center in Wyoming County about eating the right food, exercising and not smoking. She offered several demonstrations and held up flash cards that helped the children to understand how to make good decisions that will keep their hearts healthy. Each child then got to listen to his or her own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

The presentation is one of many lessons built into the Head Start curriculum that helps to encourage healthy habits among young children. Click HERE to watch the story put together by Eyewitness News Healthbeat Reporter, Mark Hiller.