The Pediatric Asthma Task Force of Delaware County (PATF) recently hosted an Asthma Awareness fair at Chester Charter School of the Arts. Students were given crucial information about asthma prevention and healthy tips on how to avoid an asthma attack.
“They’re showing how to catch their triggers before you go into a full-blown asthma attack or how to limit (emergency room) visits and hospital stays,” explained Denis Dill, CCSA’s school nurse. “Some children’s triggers are dust and pollen, or heat, so once they learn their triggers they will know how to stay away from them.”
Nine booths lined the walls providing information on how to eat healthy, exercise safely with asthma and provided hygiene tips to avoid asthma attacks. Students had fun jumping rope and eating nutritional smoothies.
“We’re glad to have so many partners come in today to work with us and to really help our students understand what kinds of things they can do to either manage asthma if they currently have it, or to make sure they don’t engage in activities that would somehow impact their lung function,” said Akosa Watts, CCSA’s principal.