The St. Louis West County Church hosted their third annual community Health Expo in April.

The Health team, chaired by Lauren Clark Thompson and Leslie Olin, invited a variety of health-focused businesses to share information and interactive displays with participants. A local optometrist offered free vision screenings, Barnes Jewish Healthcare gave cholesterol and blood glucose tests, and Excelsior Family Chiropractic gave spine screenings.

Using the eight natural laws of health principles from the NEWSTART Lifestyle Program, interactive booths provided information on Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Trust, Air, Rest, and Temperance.

Other booths offered information about health counseling and using whole foods as medicine, and Monarch Fire Department made fire trucks available for children to explore.

Healthy food samples included Black Bean & Chipotle Burgers, Hearty Vegetable Stew, and Edamame Salad.

Guests were excited to learn the Health Expo is an annual event. One even said she was going directly home to place next year’s event on her calendar.