If you've got kids and you live in the Jersey area, you might want to check out this week's Green Kid's Health Expo at the University of New Jersey. The First Green Children’s Health Expo sponsored by Saving Our Kids, and Healing Our Planet (SOKHOP) is a two-day event that kicks off Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.
The expo will offer green interactive exhibits, continuing education courses for physicians, organic food, an interactive eco-art mural and two dozen presentations on preventative pediatrics, nutrition and green living. The event hopes to appeal to parents as well as teachers, physicians, government officials, health care providers and kids looking for affordable and practical solutions for the growing health and behavioral problems affecting our children. It sounds like they'll be plenty for the kids to do as well with an interactive art mural, nature crafts, live music, and presentations from naturalist "Wildman" Steve Brill.
According to the SOKHOP website, the expo will emphasize green and sustainable living practices and examine the role toxins in the environment and poor nutrition play in the escalating numbers of children affected by asthma, autism, obesity, ADHD, and childhood cancers etc. With kids just starting school and the next major flu epidemic lurking behind the corner, this might be a good time and place to pick up tips on greener ways to keep kids healthy.