Touro hosts Teen Life Conference

Vallejo News, March 14, 2013 (Issue 66)
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Touro University California recently hosted an on-campus convention aimed at local high school students to spread the message that it's never too late to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

The 8th Annual Teen Life Conference allowed teens and families to address relevant health care issues and post high school career options through educational lectures, health screenings, interactive informational booths and physical fitness activities.

Touro had its largest ever Teen Life Conference with more than 360 high school students from De Anza, Jesse Bethel, Mare Island Tech Academy, People's, St. Vincent-St. Patrick, Vallejo High, and Pinole Valley High.

All were encouraged to attend the presentations: "Dangers of RX," "Sexually Transmitted Infections," "Exercise," "Sugars and Soda" and "Bullying," among other activities and exercises. Vendors provided informational booths which included distributing a number of fruits and vegetables, trivia games, health care partners and military affiliates.

The Teen Life Conference was run by Touro students and faculty from the schools of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistants, Masters of Education and Public Health Programs.  Brittany Le, Caitlin Harris, Elizabeth Vuong, Erin Hogue, Lois Hurr and Klari Olenski worked as the head planners to make this year's event come to life.