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Miss Savannah, AASU Alumna Attends Health Fair for Children

Savannah, GA—More than 300 second graders from four local elementary schools: Bartow, Gadsden, Southwest, and Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, participated in Armstrong Atlantic State University's Health Fair for Children on April 19. The fair was held as part of the university's eleventh annual Week of the Young Child Conference, "Literacy and the Young Child."

Twenty community organizations from greater Savannah and the AASU nursing department presented exhibits, educational activities, and interactive programs to promote the health, safety, and positive development of children ages five to eight. Students participated in various creative health and safety-related activities.

Miss Savannah 2002 Laura Moreland, a registered nurse at Marlow Elementary School, attended the health fair to teach the children about nutrition and the important role of the school nurse. She is an alumna of AASU's nursing program and has established the Southeastern School Nursing Foundation that raises funds to place school nurses in areas of need throughout Georgia. Moreland is now organizing the first school-based clinic in the Chatham Effingham region to provide more health care services to children.

AASU' s College of Education and College of Health Professions sponsored the health fair. AASU is an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early education programs for children from birth through age eight.

April 22, 2002


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