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This Fair Focused on Health

May 17, 2013

“Arriba, abajo, adentro.” “A votre santé.” “Nazdravlje,” “Salute.” “Chúc sức khỏe.” “Besalamati.”

“To your Health!”

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Ellen Dyck greets visitor to DPI’s booth at the 2013 Health Fair.

This year the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partnered with Shands Health Care and the University of Florida for the 2013 Health and Safety Fair. Employees were encouraged to attend and participate in the more than 50 medical screenings and educational displays at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in Gainesville.

GiantColonAttendees entered the hall by walking through a giant colon that graphically (well, not too graphically) showed problems that included polyps and cancers for which individuals should be screened. Members of our staff manned displays and offered presentations that highlighted biting insects, poisonous plants, eating healthy “Fresh from Florida” food, apiary and dairy.

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Christina Skitka, DPI information specialist, hosts a display featuring healthy recipes using “Fresh From Florida” food products.

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Bees, honey and health were the theme of this DPI booth.

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“Leaflets three, let it be.” DPI Botanist Dr. Patti Anderson discussed poisonous plants with live specimens of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

DPI staff manned displays and offered presentations that highlighted biting insects, preparing and eating healthy “Fresh from Florida” food, apiary and dairy.  Botanist Dr. Patti Anderson conducted a session on poisonous plants that included live specimens of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

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