Summer is a time of carefree days and activities, but also one with risks. Learn how to be resilient. Whether you’re grilling at home or spending time outdoors, get practical advice for a safe and healthy summer at this family-friendly community event featuring hands-on activities and more:
Get food smart with the Perfect Picnic, an interactive game and mobile app from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. Sharpen your strategy skills while managing potential food safety problems in a virtual park.
Combine exercise and nutrition when you stop by the Capital Area Food Bank's Smoothie Bike. As you blend a mix of fresh fruit, take a moment to learn about Free Summer Meals for children and teens.
Assess air quality and protect yourself from the sun with activities from Children’s National Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment.
Map your bike route to select a safe and scenic ride with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
- Learn how to recognize the signs of sports-related concussions with an interactive quiz developed by the Institute of Medicine.
These special activities are offered at no charge with regular admission ($7 for adults, $4 for students and active military). Registration is not required.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) is one of ten pediatric environmental health specialty units in the U.S. Based at Children's National Medical Center, the Mid-Atlantic Center's services are available at no cost to those who live and work in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. More information is available at www.childrensnational.org/macche.