Meskwaki Health Services’ annual “Spring Into Health” Fair took place on Thursday, April 11th at the Meskwaki Veteran’s Memorial Convention Center.
The room was full of booths sponsored by Tribal Operations departments, vendors, and area organizations. Door prizes were awarded, and a sizable crowd gathered to check out all of the different resources and information available to help the community live in healthy ways. The inflatable Rollin’ Colon exhibit was back again this year, sponsored by the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board. Meskwaki Food Sovereignty Initiative also debuted a popular new activity at this year’s Health Fair. A bright orange “Fender Blender” Smoothie Bike sat near the middle of the room by the MFSI table and gave attendees an opportunity to use a stationary bicycle to power a small blender that turned out delicious tasting (and healthy) fruit smoothies. Thanks to all of the departments who participated and for the organizers who put the time and effort into making this year’s Health Fair another success.