12 April 2010
Posted in Press and Media
Mission: Nutrition III at the Orlando Science Center
Learn about healthcare careers and medical simulation, Premiere for new “Careers for Life” Exhibit
Saturday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
What: Mission: Nutrition is back for the third year to highlight the important of health and wellness in our everyday lives. This year’s event will continue to emphasize healthcare careers as well as spotlighting advancements in medical technology and patient simulation. Mission: Nutrition III will see the “Rise of the Machines.”
New: The event will also host the premiere of Careers for Life, an interactive exhibit spotlighting growing opportunities in the healthcare field. The exhibit features multiple kiosks with testimonials from actual nurses, therapists, and paramedics. It also uses basic anatomical displays to show the connection between the medical professional and their specialty. The Careers for Life exhibit is funded by a grant from the US Department of Labor, in partnership with Seminole State College and supported by in-kind contributions and assistance from WorkForce Central Florida and the Partners for a Healthy Community.
SimMan: Guests will also experience SimMan and SimBaby - state of the art patient simulators. SimMan and SimBaby are made possible through the generous support of Workforce Central Florida. These simulators represent the breakthrough technology being used to train today’s medical professionals. They talk, function, and react like real patients.
Plus: Young Chef’s Academy and Wholesome Tummies will provide healthy snacks for kids and information on a tasty solution to integrating good nutrition into meals. The American Chemical Society hosts hands-on experiments related to health and the human body. Florida Hospital’s Sports Management and Rehabilitation Department will hold kid’s zumba and yoga classes while USA Dance will show off the health benefits of ballroom dancing.
Additional event partners include Workforce Central Florida, American Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Lerner Family Chiropractic Center, Winter Park Tech, and Valencia Community College. They will be hand with information and activities to increase awareness of health issues as well as career opportunities.
When: Saturday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando
Why: Guests will meet different healthcare professionals and participate in activities that will expose them to the different aspects of each career. Professionals from a wide range of fields like endocrinology, medical coding and billing, respiratory therapy and massage therapy will be on hand to interact with guests. Mission: Nutrition III’s goal is not only to introduce people to opportunities in the healthcare field, but also provide them with the knowledge to make smarter lifestyle choices. Fun and engaging activities will reinforce that message, including free health screenings and contests throughout the day.
Cost: Admission to Mission: Nutrition III is included with general admission to the Orlando Science Center, which is $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11). During that day, guests are welcome to experience all four floors of exhibits, programs and giant screen films at the Orlando Science Center, including the exhibit Frogs, which features 80 live frogs from around the globe, or Science in Toyland, which uses beloved toys to explain basic science concepts.