April 27, 2010 — Parker College of Chiropractic held its first annual National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 11-17, where students, faculty, and staff participated in the week’s events. This year’s theme was “A Healthier America, One Community at a Time.”
NPHW is an event of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This year’s event was sponsored by Drucker Labs.
Each day during the week the campus community had opportunities to participate in events related to improving health. Tickets were handed out at each of the week’s events for a chance to win in a drawing. The week began by providing free pedometers to participants. Faculty and staff were asked to join the Second Annual Steppin’ to Wellness challenge where participants were divided into teams for a step challenge that will take place over the next month.
A Lunch and Learn was delivered by Richard Drucker, founder and CEO of Drucker Labs in Plano, Texas. Drucker spoke about changes in agricultural practices over the last 80 years that have reduced nutrient availability in foods. He explained how to eat better and how to utilize nutritional multivitamins and minerals to their best health advantage.
NPHW also included a hydrate for health day which highlighted the importance of staying hydrated. Everyone was offered a bottle of Crazy Water, provided by the Famous Mineral Water Co. of Mineral Wells, TX.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu