Health Awareness Club Hosts Breakfast

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Photo By Catherine Wiesehuegel

Health Awareness club members eat breakfast before Nurse Rita Chavez speaks.

By Catherine Wiesehuegel, Reporter

Health Awareness club hosted a Healthy Breakfast Tuesday, Oct. 18 in portable 908 to recruit more members for the club.

Healthy foods such as a variety of fruits and smoothies were served while the nurse gave tips to stay healthy both mentally and physically.

“We’re going to spend a specific time period where we’re going to focus completely on mental health. Otherwise, I think it’s gonna be mostly physical,” Club President Riya Kumar ‘19 said, “for example,promoting vaccines, eating right, and exercise are important.”

Nurse Rita Chavez talks about maintaining mental and physical health.
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Nurse Rita Chavez talks about maintaining mental and physical health.

Although only a few non-members went to the breakfast, Kumar and Pilar Padilla ‘20 believe they made an impact on those who went to the event.

“It helped us create more attention for our club and spread awareness throughout the school,” Padilla said.

Members listen carefully to what Nurse Rita Chavez has to say about mental health.
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Members listen carefully to what Nurse Rita Chavez has to say about mental health.

Kumar hopes to influence the Westwood student body to make healthy choices in the future by hosting a stretch day and having events during lunch.

“We were hoping to, by bringing in healthy food and bringing in the nurse, help people realize that you need to have this nutrition,” Kumar said, “We didn’t have that big of a turnout but I still think that our members learned something about [being healthy].”