Through a grant from Sanofi Pasteur, students in three school districts in Monroe County are able to receive health education programs this spring, presented by the Weller Health Education Center.
Pennsylvania school districts continue to struggle with unprecedented budget cuts which have forced many to dramatically reduce and in some cases eliminate essential health education programs at a time when the health risks students face continue to escalate. Program support from Sanofi Pasteur is allowing Monroe County schools to maintain their preventive health education programming which is so critical to helping their students make good choices and develop lasting healthy habits.
With this $20,000 grant from Sanofi Pasteur, the Weller Health Education Center will empower nearly 6,500 children in Monroe County to make smarter and healthier choices through the delivery of age-specific preventive health education programs in the Pocono Mountain, East Stroudsburg and Pleasant Valley school districts. The Weller Center will deliver more than 60 presentations of outcomes- and evidence-based health education programs throughout these districts, beginning in March and ending at the conclusion of the school year. Each of these school districts determines the individual programs based on the needs in their district.
The media is invited and encouraged to attend.
May 23, 2012, Pocono Mountain School District, Tobyhanna Elementary Center, HC 89, Pocono Pines
“Life Begins” (reproductive health) 9:40 a.m.
“Odorology” (hygiene) 10:30 a.m.
“Health Adventure” (nutrition) 11:20 a.m.
“Bully Busters” (anti-bullying/character education) 12:25 p.m.
“Kids in Motion” (fitness) 1:35 p.m.
About Sanofi Pasteur
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