Navigation Links
State Health, Education Leaders Recognize Berks County Middle School for Boosting Physical Activity Among Students
Date:12/21/2009

ROBESONIA, Pa., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a visit today to Conrad Weiser Middle School, Department of Health Secretary Everette James and Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak commended the school for its efforts to increase physical activity among students.

"One-third of all Pennsylvania children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of a lifetime of health problems," said James. "Schools like Conrad Weiser are making the health of children a top priority by combating childhood obesity through increased physical activity and improved nutrition for their students. These schools are proving that scheduling at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day is possible and that it improves both health and academic performance."

The middle school received one of 40 Active School grants awarded by the Department of Health through the federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. Schools received a $5,000 grant from the department and an additional $10,000 from one of five supporting organizations. The program requires schools to assess all participating students and to implement evidence-based physical activities that meet federal guidelines.

Schools were selected for participation based on their commitment to provide a health and fitness curriculum that adds 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. According to a recent survey, only about 38 percent of the state's middle school students get the recommended amount of physical activity.

"The connection between good health and academic achievement is well established in research," said Zahorchak. "Many schools are taking proactive steps to provide students with the opportunity not only to learn about the benefits of physical activity, but also to increasingly engage in exercise during the school day."

Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 25 years. Overweight children face a
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement of Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life Action
2. Left/Right Healthcare Virtual Vigil Tonight at 9 PM Until Senate Votes; Broad Coalition Says Punishes Some States, Windfall for Insurance Companies
3. Half-Million Doctors Beg Senate to Kill the Bill - Virtual News Conference by Coalition of More Than 40 Medical Groups Sunday, 2 pm EST; Sweetheart Deals Punish Patients in Other States
4. AHIP Statement On Senate Health Care Reform Legislation
5. $24 Million Settlement of New York State and Federal False Claims Act Case
6. Three New York City Home Health Agencies Pay $9.7 Million to the United States to Settle False Claims Act Claims
7. Phyhealth Issues September 30, 2009 Financial Statements
8. Morehead Presents Webinar on "The State of Employee Engagement: A Year in Review"
9. United States Patent Office Allows CareRise Patent on 24/7 Staff-Census Software
10. Statement by Dr. Daniel Carucci, Vice President for Global Health for the United Nations Foundation, on Progress Shown in World Malaria Report 2009
11. Stress From Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Be Fatal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... Scooter Direct is now offering Pride ... price of only $929.00, marked down from the MSRP ... is known for offering quality mobility solutions to its ... wheel chairs, lift chairs, and their accessories at unbeatable ... of Go Go Traveller Elite, a senior store manager ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... On the top floor of the ... of beautiful Los Angeles, CA, Per Wickstrom had an ... Real Housewives of Orange County” Gretchen Christine Rossi. ... and the “Salute to the Oscars” celebration, sponsored by ... founded by Wickstrom, Rossi felt that the evening’s interviews ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... a ground-breaking solution to a problem that has ... marketing and advertising campaigns: by announcing the ... engine of its kind. , Officially launched ... industry and was created to index only marijuana-related ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Streamwood, IL (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 ... the launch of its brand new website design at ... interactive list of the company’s product catalog, both featured ... n Natural blog ( http://www.purennatural.com/blog/ ). , Pure n ... easy and satisfying shopping experience. The website is neatly ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 PREVENT Life Safety, ... its Texas operations with the addition of an account ... safety services to a growing customer base, Curtis Rice, ... a new Senior Account Manager. Curtis has been added ... existing customers throughout the Houston area and beyond. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scooter Direct Offering Pride Go Go Traveller Elite 3-Wheel Scooter At Discounted Price 2Health News:Scooter Direct Offering Pride Go Go Traveller Elite 3-Wheel Scooter At Discounted Price 3Health News:Per Wickstrom Shares His Vision of Choices Recovery with Reality TV Star Gretchen Christine Rossi 2Health News:The WeedLife Network debuts its ground-breaking WeedLIVE cannabis industry search engine 2Health News:The WeedLife Network debuts its ground-breaking WeedLIVE cannabis industry search engine 3Health News:Pure n Natural Systems, Inc. Launches New Website Design 2Health News:Pure n Natural Systems, Inc. Launches New Website Design 3Health News:PREVENT Life Safety Services Welcomes Curtis Rice as a New Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX 2
... basis for Lisa,s Legacy Fund, CLEVELAND, Oct. 2 ... Tom Batiuk has depicted the death of a young wife,and ... major,character who is battling breast cancer for a second time, ... husband, Les, and their,five-year-old daughter, Summer. As a result ...
... ,Single Source, Provider for ... Healthcare Technology Based Mobility Solutions, HATBORO, Pa., ... technology provider of mobile enterprise solutions for the,healthcare ... acquired,Healthcare Informatics Associates, Inc. (HIA), a leading management ...
... FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 2 Medco Health,Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ... in a press release before the market opens on Thursday,Nov. ... conference call to review,the financial results, outlook and related matters ... call via telephone: Dial in: (800) 949-5383 from inside ...
... Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest but ... The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute supports clinically proven ... screened for the disease. , At the American ... researchers presented results from the National CT Colonography Trial. ...
... today that,10 organizations have successfully earned its ... developed for the,industry. Four organizations have also ... a range of pharmacy management services designed,to ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030501/URACLOGO ) Nearly ...
... Mass., Oct 2 Biopure Corporation,(Nasdaq: BPUR ) ... at 12:01 a.m. October 2, 2007, with post-split trading ... The outstanding,warrants, including those trading on the OTCBB and ... and the exercise prices,increased by the 1-for-5 ratio. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Funky Winkerbean Cartoonist Tom Batiuk Establish Lisa's Legacy Fund for Cancer Research and Education 2Health News:University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Funky Winkerbean Cartoonist Tom Batiuk Establish Lisa's Legacy Fund for Cancer Research and Education 3Health News:University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Funky Winkerbean Cartoonist Tom Batiuk Establish Lisa's Legacy Fund for Cancer Research and Education 4Health News:InfoLogix Acquires Healthcare Informatics Associates Inc. (HIA); Adds Premier Healthcare Consulting Firm and Systems Integrator 2Health News:InfoLogix Acquires Healthcare Informatics Associates Inc. (HIA); Adds Premier Healthcare Consulting Firm and Systems Integrator 3Health News:InfoLogix Acquires Healthcare Informatics Associates Inc. (HIA); Adds Premier Healthcare Consulting Firm and Systems Integrator 4Health News:Medco Announces Date for Third-Quarter 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:Virtual colonoscopy -- a new technology for colorectal cancer screening? 2Health News:URAC Announces First Companies to Earn New Pharmacy Benefit and Drug Therapy Management Accreditations 2Health News:URAC Announces First Companies to Earn New Pharmacy Benefit and Drug Therapy Management Accreditations 3Health News:URAC Announces First Companies to Earn New Pharmacy Benefit and Drug Therapy Management Accreditations 4Health News:Biopure Announces Reverse Stock Split 2Health News:Biopure Announces Reverse Stock Split 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015  IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), ... generic pharmaceutical company, announced the Company will hold a ... 28, 2015 to discuss the 1st quarter 2015 results. ... the call by dialing 1-888-346-3479. International participants should call ... to be joined into the IGI Laboratories, Inc. call. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015   Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. today ... has recently received two notable innovation awards. The first ... recognizes innovations with potential to create a positive impact ... New York City , VESTEX received ... & Safety" category. The awards honor excellence in new ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pmbmv2/global_biobanking ) has announced ... report to their offering. The analysts ... CAGR of 7.07% over the period 2014-2019 ... segments: Equipment and Consumables. This report covers the present ... market for the period 2015-2019. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VESTEX Wins Innovation Honors from Edison Awards & Apparel Magazine 2VESTEX Wins Innovation Honors from Edison Awards & Apparel Magazine 3Global Biobanking Market Report 2015-2019 - Increase in Strategic Collaborations with Beckman Coulter, Tecan & Thermo Fischer Scientific Dominating 2
... Oct. 28 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC ) ... financial guidance on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. You are ... Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. EST. , ... and 2010 Financial Guidance release will be issued to the ...
... , NIAID contracts additional $700,000 to screen 300,000 ... and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 28 Trana ... technology company, and Southern Research Institute ... applied preclinical drug research, today announced that several bioactive ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Invites You to Join Its Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter Earnings and 2010 Financial Guidance Webcast 2Trana Discovery and Southern Research Institute Find Bioactive HIV Antiviral Compounds 2Trana Discovery and Southern Research Institute Find Bioactive HIV Antiviral Compounds 3Trana Discovery and Southern Research Institute Find Bioactive HIV Antiviral Compounds 4
Optoelectronic stimulator, "ganzfeld" stimulations for flash VEP, flash ERG and sensory EOG. Pattern stimulations for ERG and VEP, multifocal stimulations for ERG and VEP, complies with international...
... The VISULAS 690s is ... As the instrument of choice ... Visudyne clinical trials, Carl Zeiss ... legacy in laser manufacturing to ...
The SL 115 Classic Slit Lamp offers you high optical performance and convenient operation. It is not only the ideal instrument for all routine examinations and contact lens fitting, but is also excel...
Lens Loading and Folding for Multipiece & Single-Piece ACRYSOF Lens with Standard Forceps...
Medicine Products: