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For Immediate Release

May 16th, 2011

Contact: Brittany Collier-Gibson

bcollier-gibson@lima.ohio-state.educollier-gibson.1@osu.edu or (419) 995-8125

Lima Area students celebrate health education


The Allen County Health Department, Proctor and Gamble, St. Rita's Medical Center and The Ohio State University at Lima have partnered with the area schools of Allen East, Delphos Franklin, Elida Elementary School, Golden Bridge Academy, Heir Force, and Heritage Eelementary to educate Kindergartners kindergartners and 1st first-graders on fighting childhood obesity.

The 5210 program has been teaching the children of these schools to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, limit time in front of a TV or computer to 2 hours, get 1 hour of physical activity, and to drink 0 sugar sweetened drinks each day. Throughout the month of May students will be attending the 5210 Final Celebration to celebrate all they have learned in the program. OSU Ohio State Lima students from the T&L 608 Education and the Community course (T&L 608) led by Brittany Collier-Gibson, have organized the celebrations and will lead the children in an hour long fun and educational program built around healthy choices.

The 5210 Final Celebration days will be held at each school on the following days.

1:30-2:30 p.m., Mon., May 23, 2011, at the Golden Bridge Academy

1:30-2:30 p.m., Tues., May 24, 2011, at Delphos Franklin

2-3 p.m., Fri., May 27, 2011, at Allen East

Heir Force and Heritage Elementary have already held their final celebrations.

May 19th Heir Force from 9-10 a.m., May 19th Heritage elementary from 1-2 p.m., May 23rd Golden Bridge Academy from 1:30 to 2:30, May 24th Delphos Franklin from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and May 27th Allen East from 2-3 p.m.