Spring Fling Has Families Reaching For Health

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BRAWLEY — The Brawley Elementary School District (BESD) hosted its 3rd Annual Spring Fling this past Friday night at Barbara Worth Jr. High, as hundreds of students and parents packed the schools P.E. field in an event aimed to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and an overall, healthy lifestyle.

Various community organizations, BESD elementary schools, law enforcement, and fire and safety departments were on hand in their own booths providing students and parents knowledge on healthy lifestyle choices, as well as an opportunity to interact with public service workers and Brawley Elementary School District administrators.

“Our kids were here and they received a lot of information, plus their parents received a lot of good information as well,” said Miguel Hidalgo Elementary School Principal David Ramos. “Overall the event went very well,” he added.

Obstacle courses, bouncy houses, great raffle prizes and even a REACH helicopter landing provided the night’s entertainment to go along with the informational aspect of the event.

“The overall goal was to empower children and their families to make positive changes in the areas of healthy eating and physical activity,” said BESD Director of Student Services Edward Singh, who along with help from Claudia Ortiz organized and planned this year’s Spring Fling event.