The South Florida Hindu Temple in Southwest Ranches was the site of The 10th Annual Free Health Fair.  Organized by the Indian Physicians of South Florida (IPOF), the Health Fair offered free vision and hearing screening, dental, cholesterol and glucose checks, as well as, free blood pressure checkups. Priti Maheshwari, a member of Keiser’s Student Dietetics Association (SDA) and the South Florida Hindu Temple, invited the SDA to participate and requested that the SDA provide information about diabetes and cardiovascular disease in relation to traditional Indian cuisine. Visitors to SDA’s table were surprised and grateful for information on how to enjoy their favorite cultural foods and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Highlights of the event included a lecture on diabetes given by Dietetics & Nutrition student Kirti Jain.  Participants from Keiser’s SDA included Katie Flaskerud, Sarah Weiss, Destiny Crayton, Valerie Coronado, Tuss Erase and Karen Two Shoes and Dietetics & Nutrition instructors Dr. Ioana Scripa and Jennifer Keil.

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