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'A Healthier Tomorrow,' a family health fair, July 28 at Raab Park

A Healthier Tomorrow, a family health fair, is scheduled July 28, 1-4 p.m. at Raab Park. The event is free and open to the public. You can learn Pilates, rumba and yoga from the Poulsbo Athletic Club, sample healthy foods, and learn what to look for in product labels. - A Healthier Tomorrow
A Healthier Tomorrow, a family health fair, is scheduled July 28, 1-4 p.m. at Raab Park. The event is free and open to the public. You can learn Pilates, rumba and yoga from the Poulsbo Athletic Club, sample healthy foods, and learn what to look for in product labels.
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POULSBO — A Healthier Tomorrow, a family health fair, is scheduled July 28, 1-4 p.m. at Raab Park. The event is free and open to the public.

The fair is organized by Joanna Kirkwood, who is graduating with a degree in fashion marketing and management from Art Institute of Seattle. Sponsors include the Poulsbo Athletic Club; Maxx Nutrition; Think Thin, a maker of organic and low-carb foods; Popchips, a maker of health snack foods; and Franklin Chiropractic of Silverdale.

The fair includes a presentation, “Reading Labels: How and What to Look For”; as well as demonstrations and food samples from vendors, and healthy living workshops. You can learn Pilates and yoga at the Poulsbo Athletic Club booth; ask questions about supplements at the Maxx Nutrition booth; and learn about the benefits of chiropractic at the Franklin Chiropractic booth.

Kirkwood calls the event “A great family day out — have fun while learning how to improve your overall health.”

Kirkwood co-produced the 2012 Rite of Spring, the Art Institute of Seattle’s annual fashion show. She organized the health fair because “I’ve always had a passion for health,” she said. “I’m allergic to wheat and I’m a vegetarian, so I’ve always studied nutrition. I’d be a nutritionist if I couldn’t be anything else.”

Kirkwood knows quite a bit about fitness. She practices hot yoga, which is yoga in a room that replicates the heat and humidity of southern India. She also likes to run with her dog and hike with her family.

Kirkwood wants attendees to take what they learn at the health fair and pass it on. “I want this knowledge to spread. I want people to get excited about it and change their awareness.”

For more information, contact Kirkwood at (360) 434-1038 or email kirkwood_j@hotmail.com.

 

 

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