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Wellness Days to teach third-graders new health tips

Margarita Cambest
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  • The annual event will be at the Byrnes Health Education Center Oct. 4 to 6.
  • Already registered students are invited to attend.

If you have a third-grader in York County schools, chances are they’re headed to Children’s Wellness Days next week.

East York Elementary third-grader Connor Hayes practices cardio with classmates at the "Having a Strong Heart and Lungs Through Exercise" station during the WellSpan Children's Wellness Days at Grumbacher Sports and Fitness Center on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. About 1,400 third-graders from area schools learned about health at eight stations during the "Wellness is a Rainbow" outing at York College. It is the 34th year for the event. Bill Kalina photo

This year, the 35th annual healthy living event of the York Hospital Auxiliary is a joint effort with the Byrnes Health Education Center. According to a release, the three-day educational program will serve more than 900 third-graders at the center starting Tuesday.

Students will learn about nutrition, exercise, oral hygiene, cyber safety and character building. They’ll also get a visit from police and firefighters to talk about safety habits and from the Margaret Moul Home to show students how those with cerebral palsy are able to do the same things they can.

Registration is already full. Sessions will be twice a day from Oct. 4 to 6 for the registered students.