Community Health Fair offers free information about health, nutrition

Community Health Fair offers free information about health, nutrition
March 17, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Benedictine University will present a Community Health and Nutrition Fair open to students, faculty and staff from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and to the public from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center. The fair will feature informative booths, activities and displays about numerous health and nutrition topics including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer prevention. The fair will also provide tips on fitness, label reading, antioxidants, dining out, nutrition for children and the food guide pyramid. All of the information booths and displays will be created by Benedictine students from the Nutrition, Nursing and Exercise Physiology programs. There will also be raffles held throughout the event and fun activities for children. The fair is free. For more information, contact Crystal Pace in the departments of Nutrition and Nursing and Health at (630) 829-1152.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.