Community Outreach

Healthy Kids Open House

Healthy Kids Open House is an event organized by the National University of Health Sciences. Bring your children to this free event and learn how to keep them in optimal health from National University's naturopathic, chiropractic and oriental medicine experts. This fun-filled event is packed with informative lectures, activities and demonstrations that will keep you and your children engaged and interested in healthy living!

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Saturday, October 20
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Informative Talks

National University faculty experts will teach you many practical health tips that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. Specializing in natural medicine, our experts are qualified to offer advice that is 100 percent natural and safe. Throughout the day, we will discuss:

  • Raising iGen - Parenting Hacks for Today
  • Best Brain Nutrients for Little Learners
  • If You Don't Snooze, You Lose; Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids
  • Yummy Tips for Healthy Snacks & Lunches

Interactive Classes

Use ancient arts to improve your child's concentration and coordination. These fun activities can also be a great method for keeping your children calm and relaxed. 

Tai-chi
This safe form of soft exercise focuses on the flow of movement, utiltizing both mind and body.

Yoga
Many of the postures in yoga come intuitively to children. Like Tai-chi, the breathing and focus involved has both mind and body benefits.

Demonstrations & Tours

Hydrotherapy & Spa Tour
Witness the healing power of water in our fully equipped hydrotherapy suite.

Cupping Therapy
Popular among Olympic swimmers, see how this ancient science can be used to treat a variety of ailments

Posture Analysis
Learn how to spot poor posture habits early in your kids.

Diagnostic ultrasound and foot scan demonstrations
Discover the benefits for children and young athletes. Explore the Metascan System - a unique pressure mat providing dynamic scans of gait and foot function.

Whole Health Center Tour
Take a tour of our clinic that offers health care services in chiropractic, naturopathic, acupuncture, oriental medicine and massage therapy.

Schedule of Events

Download the complete schedule of events.

For more information, contact Dr. Fraser Smith at fsmith@nuhs.edu.

Meet our experts:

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Michelle Ennsmann, DC, ND, is an Instructor, Clinical Practice at NUHS Whole Health Center in Lombard. She earned both her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and her Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from National University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University/Purdue University. She also runs her own private medical practice in Winfield, Ill., which encompasses naturopathic and chiropractic medicine along with massage therapy.  

 

 

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Jamine Blesoff, ND, is an Instructor in the Clinical Sciences department for the Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine programs at National University. She brings with her years of experience in providing infants, children and women with natural preventative care. Dr. Blesoff received her BA from the University of Connecticut and her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. 

 


 

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Jennifer Green, ND, earned her degree in Naturopathic Medicine after working as a microbiologist for Baxter Pharmaceuticals. She first began working in private practice at an integrative clinic and is currently an instructor for the naturopathic clinical program at National University. She earned her bachelor's degree from Loyola University in Chicago in 2004.