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Posted August 31, 2011
Back-to-School Wrap-up from ACH

From the Back To School Bash in Tampa to the Children’s Summit in Bradenton, All Children’s Hospital participated in multiple back-to-school events this summer, reaching more than 30,000 kids and their families. 

ACH display at All About Kids Tampa
Giving a checkup at the Back-to-School Care Fair

Here are just a few:

  • Caregivers and educators from All Children’s took part in the Junior League of St. Petersburg's annual Back to School Care Fair held at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center in south St. Petersburg on Aug. 6. Nurses and other caregivers from All Children’s took part in 282 health screenings, while other employees participated in the outdoor Agency Fair that was visited by more than 2,500 parents and kids.
  • In June more than 2,000 kids visited the Glazer Children's Museum Children's Safety Fair where All Children’s exhibited information regarding child passenger safety and occupant protection, water safety, sun safety and bicycle/pedestrian safety. 
  • Polk County’s Back to School Bash led by the United Way was held Aug. 6 with 4,000 participants.  All Children's Outpatient Care, Lakeland and Safe Kids Polk Council manned information tables and provided activities related to water safety, sun safety and bicycle and pedestrian safety.  Children received free health screenings, a backpack and school supplies.
  • All Children’s Hospital was a major sponsor of Tampa’s Back To School Bash.  This 16th annual event was held July 30-31 at the Tampa Convention Center.  This year our emphasis was on back-to-school safety, water safety and health and fitness. Volunteers from our new Sports Medicine and Rehab program took part in an interactive exhibit for kids.  More than 6,000 children along with their parents visited the exhibit.
  • All Children’s reached more than 2,000 participants in the My Body, My Life Youth Summit sponsored by the City of St. Pete on June 29.  The event provided elementary and middle school kids the opportunity to learn more about nutrition and fitness through hands on learning and physically active activities.   All Children’s was a partner for this event and provided a cooking demonstration, feeding 1200 kids.
  • The Back to School Carnival at the Blue Shield Blue Cross Retail Center in Tampa drew more than 600 participants and offered families free physicals, food and fun, and activities including face painting, stilt walkers, and special games.  All Children’s provided a healthy snack demo and worked with MORE HEALTH to offer a nutrition game with back-to-school giveaways for all participants.
  • The Manatee Children’s Summit is always our last event of the summer.  On Aug. 27, All Children’s reached approximately 6,000 children and provided safety tips for the school year.  For the first time, the All Children’s Hospital exhibit was stationed outside the main entrance and staff members were able to speak to many parents about child passenger safety and booster seats. This was the 17th annual event for Bradenton.