Allentown Students PowerUP Before School With The Weller Center!

PowerUP is a first-of-its-kind program to improve physical fitness and healthy eating among fifth grade students in the Allentown School District. Twice a week for 16 weeks, 175 students from seven elementary schools take part in 30 minutes of exercise led by a specially-trained health educator from the Weller Center. The students also receive a 15-minute nutrition lesson at the end of each session. PowerUP is sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield with additional funding from Just Born and the Allentown School District Foundation. Read the Full Article in our Blog!

Outstanding Friend To Kids 2014

Now in its tenth year, the Weller Health Education Center’s Outstanding Friend to Kids awards recognize individuals and organizations who are making a powerful, positive impact on the lives of young people in our region. Outstanding Friend to Kids provides us with a great opportunity to remind the community of the challenges our children face each day and to tout the unselfishly heroic efforts of those who enrich the lives of these children through their interest, dedication and commitment. Learn more about the event, honorees, purchasing tickets, and more!

Featured Funder: Women's 5K Classic

Since 2004, with grant support totaling $137,261 from the Women’s 5K Classic, the Weller Center has presented our “Better Start Early” program to nearly 14,000 young women in the Lehigh Valley to empower them with information so that they can recognize the risk factors and symptoms of breast and other female cancers. Our goal is to increase the prevention and early detection of these diseases through improving their behaviors and lifestyle choices. Thank you, Women’s 5K Classic, for your continued support of this important program! 

Internet Safety Programs

Cyber safety is the Weller Center’s newest program series for students in grades 5-8 and their parents. It is important to ensure kids’ safety online and protect them from dangerous or inappropriate content on the Internet. The Weller Center wants to help parents and their children open the lines of communication to give them the tools to use technology in a safe and responsible manner. Learn what kids and local experts have to say about cyber safety, especially cyber bullying in this short video.

Food and Fitness for Life

Food and Fitness for Life is a series of six 45-minute programs for elementary school students in grades 2 - 3 or 4 - 5 on the importance of good nutrition and exercising every day for good health. Students learn about reading food labels, how advertising can influence their food choices and how to achieve an energy balance in their life. A culminating project allows the children to express what they have learned in the series. View a short video to see Weller in action and also students’ “ah-ha” moments as they learn more about the food they eat. View the video...
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