UGA Cooperative Extension will promote the theme “Healthy Communities, Healthy Children,” with an interactive booth at the Georgia National Fair in Perry from Oct. 6-16.
By highlighting a different topic each day, from preventing lead poisoning to green cleaning, visitors to the booth can learn about many different ways they can improve the health of their home.
Organizers plan to have fun activities every day, such as pick the poison look-alike or identifying pests, to engage children and increase awareness about health in the home environment.
This healthy housing outreach is a joint event between the Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board and the Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition.
“We want people to take away something so that they’ll remember something valuable, even if they don’t take a piece of paper away,” said organizer Pamela R. Turner, an associate professor and Extension housing specialist within FACS.
Roughly 500,000 people are expected to attend the 2016 Georgia National Fair. With a largely rural population attending, this will allow the partners to raise awareness and promote children’s health within the rural communities of Georgia.
People looking to find out more about Georgia Healthy Housing can visit booth 156, which will be located in McGill Marketplace at the Georgia National Fair from Oct. 6-16. More information can also be found at www.georgiahealthyhousing.org.
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