St. Francis Says Kids Are Special People

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 9:49 pm
By: News On 6

Once again it's Kids Are Special People Day at St. Francis Hospital.  In fact, this is the event's 26th year to take place.  Inside striped tents, 500 third graders from Tulsa Public Schools learned all about how to be safe and how to live a healthy life.

"I've learned how to eat right and that you need muscle more than you need fat," said 3rd grader Jazmine Gulley.

Each spring, Saint Francis Hospital Auxiliary hosts the program to teach the students good health concepts which hopefully they'll carry home to their parents and siblings.

"They learn all different things about being at the hospital, what goes on at the hospital or different aspects of taking good care of themselves and staying healthy," said Mary Jane Evans with St. Francis.

During the fieldtrip students learn about the different food groups, summer activity safety, the importance of exercise and much, much more.

"I learn about exercise and I'm fixing to learn about food," said Rahkenyah Smith.

The whole idea is to acquaint the students not only with healthy living, but also to familiarize them with what goes on at the hospital during an emergency.