Campaign to promote student health this summer to launch Wed.
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The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Education is launching a statewide summer wellness campaign to promote five habits to promote student health during the summer.
“With Memorial Day weekend upon us, marking the unofficial start of summer, this initiative encourages kids to prioritize physical activity, practice healthy eating, monitor chronic conditions, stay up to date on vaccines and manage stress and emotions,” says a news release.
The virtual event will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. ET at this link. Contact Hayley Roff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-433-7836 if the link fails.
Speakers will include Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the foundation; Jim Tackett, KDE healthy schools project director; and high-school students who will talk about their personal healthy routines.
The release says the campaign is needed because one in five children 3 to 17 have a mental, emotional, or developmental disorder and more than 80 percent of the world’s adolescent population is physically inactive.
“Healthy children are better learners and summer is a great time to form healthy habits that will help kids succeed in school,” the release says.
The campaign is part of the foundation’s “High Five for Health” campaign and is funded by the Department of Education.