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Press Release
April 15, 2013

Jackson Carter, Utah’s “Biggest Loser” Finalist
Joins the Fun at Safe Kids Day Fair in Ogden

Group community fitness demo at 12:30 p.m.

Ogden, Utah The Safe Kids Weber-Morgan Coalition celebrates its annual Safe Kids Day Fair at the Golden Spike Event Center at Weber County Fairgrounds (1000 N. 1200 W. in Ogden) on Saturday, April 20, 2013. In addition to the nearly 90 interactive booths, the community is invited to participate in a short workout with Jackson Carter, the Utah man who finished third on NBC’s “Biggest Loser.” Safe Kids Day is free admission from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workout with Jackson is set for 12:30 p.m.

“I was a heavy kid my whole life,” Carter says. “Now that I can see things from the other side and I can understand what contributed to that, I want to help kids, especially, but parents and families to understand that this is not a diet, it’s a healthy lifestyle.”

Educational booths and activities include injury prevention, health and wellness and emergency preparedness. Organizers will give away bicycle helmets to the first 200 kids, t-shirts to the first 500 kids in attendance. A local scout group will be collecting old and expired car seats and taking them to Urecycle, a recycling company, located in Salt Lake City to be recycled. This is the first time car seats have been collected in Weber County for recycling.

“Accidental injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable.” said Jann Fawcett, coalition coordinator. “Safe Kids works to do everything we can, so kids can grow up to do everything they can,”

Organizers expect about 90 exhibitors at this year’s fair. Among the activities slated are a bike rodeo (a clinic that helps teach children the importance of riding a bicycle safely), free health screenings, Home Depot kids workshop, face painting ,climbing wall Star Wars characters, and Princesses, entertainment, food and product vendors and much more to take place throughout the day.

“The Safe Kids Day Fair is an important and fun event for families,” adds coalition coordinator Elisabeth Hansen. “It will be a day full of enjoyable activities while learning important life-saving skills and healthy behaviors to improve their overall health and safety.”

The event is sponsored by Zero Fatalities, Ogden Clinic, Weber-Morgan Health Department, The Safe Kids Weber-Morgan Coalition, and many other supporting organizations. For additional information visit www.webermorganhealth.org or call 801.399.7186.