Monday, February 21, 2011

Bike Safety Event Launches Healthy Works Program

On Feb. 2, Roosevelt Middle School students participated in the Safe Routes to School Bicycle Safety Training, which helped to launch the Healthy Works program, a major San Diego health initiative focuses on environmental and systems changes designed to prevent obesity and promote healthier living. Administered by the County, Healthy Works is federal grant-funded, with $16 million from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to address the obesity epidemic. Healthy Works involves numerous neighborhood, governmental and educational organizations, including San Diego Unified, working together to improve health and wellness throughout the local community. For more information, contact Vanessa Forsythe RN, district wellness coordinator at (858) 496-1089.