Free wellness festival on Saturday

There’s a free family wellness festival this Saturday where families can not only let loose and have a little fun, but also learn all about some healthy habits and ways to stay safe.

It’s being put on by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition at Grappone (the Toyota dealership, not the conference center) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When it comes to getting your kids to eat the right way, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Don’t worry, though, because this wellness festival can help you all get back on track.

There will be a 5210 program fruit and vegetable station. If you’re not familiar, the program stands for five servings of fruits and veggies, two or less hours of screen time, one hour of physical activity and zero sugar sweetened beverages, and that’s per child – and per day.

The Community Action Program will have a My Plate demo and the Center for Health Promotion is talking about sugar. And you can’t talk about sugar without a teeth brushing demo by Northeast Delta Dental.

There will also be car seat safety check, a Concord YMCA fitness demo and basketball toss courtesy of Concord Parks and Rec.

Bring your bike helmet for a fitting with the Central N.H. Bike Coalition.

Rattlebox Studio will be doing a music demo and hosting an instrument petting zoo; Penacook Community Center is making puppets; Letgo Your Mind will have Lego activities; and there’s an opportunity to get your family photo taken.

There will be info on maternal and child health, concussion awareness and flu shots courtesy of the Concord Regional VNA. Insurances will be taken, but a $30 fee will apply for those without insurance or ones that are not accepted.

The event came out of a conversation with Amanda Grappone, who is a donor to the Concord Hospital Trust for their car seat fund.

Grappone Toyota is located on Route 3A in Bow.

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