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WRITER: SETH COOMBS
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: david-pedersen@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI health fair scheduled for March 3

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Health Fair '99 will be Wednesday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Main Deck of the UI Field House.

A free event held bi-annually at the UI since 1993, the fair gives campus and community members the opportunity to gain information on a variety of current health-related issues. This year's theme is "Got Health?" The event is sponsored by Health Iowa/ UI Student Health Service and the UI department of sport, health, leisure and physical studies (SHLPS).

The health fair will feature booths from the SHLPS program, Health Iowa and the UI Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). "Safe Spring Break" kits, body fat testing, and fitness assessments will be available. A local massage therapist and representatives from Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society also will be at the event.

Door prizes will be awarded and a variety of healthy snacks available to those who attend. For additional information, contact Amy Fletcher at Health Iowa at (319) 335-8213.

2/23/99