Dr. Misty Kosciusko Visits Portsmouth Middle School, Talks Spinal Health, Nutrition with Students
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island – Dr. Misty Kosciusko, DC, MS, owner of New Horizon Chiropractic and Wellness on East Main Road in Portsmouth, this month visited fifth and sixth grade health classes at Portsmouth Middle School with her presentation called “Sit Up Straight, Eat Your Veggies,” a thorough lesson on spinal health, eating healthy, exercising and having fun.
Amanda MacDonald, foods and nutrition teacher at Portsmouth Middle School, hosted Dr. Kosciusko, Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician and Clinical Nutritionist, who gave a colorful, interactive presentation to the students to educate on spinal health, increase their recognition of the USDA food pyramid, make healthy food choices, and be physically active every day.
Dr. Kosciusko reviewed with the students the importance of making healthier choices from each food group, eating more from some food groups than others, eating a colorful array of vegetables, and making nutritional decisions that are right for each individual student.
"My students related to the issues with toting heavy backpacks that Dr. Kosciusko discussed and seemed to appreciate the review on proper carrying methods,” said MacDonald. “The doctor also brought a large model of a spine which the kids had a chance to examine and pass around – they thought that was pretty neat.”
“I would like to thank Dr. Kosciusko for taking the time to come to our school and speak to my students regarding several key elements of good health and well being," said MacDonald.
Local schools interested in hosting Dr. Kosciusko for class presentations on “Sit Up Straight, Eat Your Veggies” should contact New Horizon Chiropractic and Wellness at 401-683-6430.
About Dr. Kosciusko
A graduate from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and a Board certified Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Kosciusko was born and raised in Warwick, Rhode Island. She obtained a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2005. She completed her Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Kosciusko is a member of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the American Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Kosciusko is a regular contributor to the Portsmouth Patch with a weekly blog on relevant health tips. Her most recent posts include Nutritional Detox: What's the Benefit?, Happy Healthy Holidays!, and 'Straighten Up' Over the Holiday Break. She was recently a featured guest on Patricia Raskin’s Positive Living™ Show on WPRO AM 630, “It’s Your Health,” a syndicated radio program on National Public Radio with Lisa Davis and “The Wellness Journey” with Lynnis Woods Mullins.
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