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October 23, 2013

Event by Nursing, others to help grad students' children

Children of Purdue graduate students can receive medical exams and shots, and their parents can learn health and nutrition facts, on Friday (Oct. 25) at the fourth Child Wellness Day led by the School of Nursing and Purdue Graduate Student Government.

Child Wellness Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purdue Village Community Center. Students in several Purdue programs will provide services at no cost:

* Undergraduate and graduate nursing students will provide physical exams, lead and hemoglobin screening, immunizations and health and safety education.

* Nutrition science students will offer nutritional counseling and education.

* Speech, language, and hearing sciences students will provide hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to noon to children less than 5 years of age. Older children will have hearing screening performed by nursing students.

* Pharmacy students will have pediatric medication information on hand for parents.

Parents should bring their child's insurance card and vaccination record. Parents can register their children for Child Wellness Day at https://www2.itap.purdue.edu/bs/WorkLife/index.cfm. The link may be visible only to eligible users once they log in.

For questions, contact Jenny Coddington at jsundell@purdue.edu or Analai Whitlock at awhitlock@purdue.edu.