Festival of Health

Festival of Health
Festival of Health

Festival of Health - January 21, 2017

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum presents its 16th Annual Festival of Health. This family fun festival features a wide range of tips and resources for healthy living, including a chance to meet with local health professionals.

Visit with members of Vegan Kalamazoo to learn about the importance of eating and growing your own fruits and veggies and what it means to be vegan. The Kalamazoo County MSU Extension will have a “Food Safety Wheel” game and share about cross contamination and preventing food poisoning. The Kalamazoo Department of Health and Human Services will talk to families about the amount of sugar in drinks and snacks. Melody Woods from KVCC’s new Bronson Healthy Living Campus will have some family-friendly food-related fun, too.

Learn more about 911 and hands-on first aid from Life EMS Ambulance health providers. Medical students from the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will be providing free blood pressure screenings and informing visitors on the characteristics and issues associated with high blood pressure.

Get moving with Tai Chi demonstrations from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. Take the Fitness Challenge with Dr. Jonathan Vahue from Healthy Family Chiropractic. Discover the many health benefits of belly dancing and learn a few moves from Michelle Hayes of Belly Dance Costumes USA. Dr. Ryan Malarney from West Michigan Chiropractic will perform nerve and muscle assessments with state-of-the-art technology.

Adamcz Associates' Integrative Breathwork Workshops will be inviting visitors to create mandalas for health and self-expression. Spirit Energy Healing will be here to focus on one's lost or evolving life force and the flow of vital energy to heal the body, mind, and spirit.

BeautiControl will be here with instant hand manicures, hand microderm peels, and oxygen facials. Sexual Assault Services from Bronson Battle Creek will answer questions and offer support.

Celebrate a healthier you at the Festival of Health! Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of exhibits, exercise, and local health experts.