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Meet Hospital Staff At Kids Fest At Wilton High School

Hospital staff will be at the Kids Fest event in Wilton.
Hospital staff will be at the Kids Fest event in Wilton. Photo Credit: alumni.virginia.edu

WILTON, Conn. -- You can have the opportunity to meet the caregivers from Norwalk, Danbury and New Milford hospitals, and their affiliates in Western Connecticut Health Network, in an informal setting at the WEBE-108 Kids Fest in Wilton on Sunday, April 3.

The 25th annual Kids Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilton High School Field House. The Kids Fest is an exposition designed for young families with entertainment, education and businesses catering to parents and children.

Physicians and staff will be present to talk with children and their parents and help familiarize youngsters with what to expect at a hospital. Registered dietitians will discuss healthy eating for children and will also answer the frequent questions they receive from parents. Pediatric nurses will provide information about health education programs available to children, adolescents and their parents.

Health professionals will conduct blood pressure screenings, weights/heights, and “Ask the Expert.” Physician assistants will teach children about their bones, while providing helpful information to parents about preventing osteoporosis. The paramedics, EMTs and trauma staff will provide information on the Heimlich Maneuver, phoning 911 in an emergency, and preventing traumatic brain injury in children. The ambulance will be stationed inside the field house for tours. In addition, informational literature and giveaways will be distributed to children who visit the Western Connecticut Health Network booth.

The Kids Fest will feature entertainment and a number of cartoon-type characters who will mingle with the crowd throughout the day. In addition to Western Connecticut Health Network, businesses and services catering to young families will be present with information and giveaways. For more information on the network’s booth at the kids fest, please call 203-852-2250.

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