CLEVELAND – Superintendent John Kronour of the Northeast Local School District and Superintendent. Rick Edwards of Nelsonville-York City Schools received a $ 1,000 award on Dec. 2 by Patty Starr, President and CEO of the Health Action Council, during the high school championship football game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium of Canton.
Both districts participated in the Fall 2021 Step-it-Up Healthy Kids Challenge and won in their region for taking the most steps.
The NC Steppers from North Central LSD were the big winners of the Challenge, with a total score of 411,502, averaging 29,393 steps during the challenge. NC Steppers won $ 1,500 to have their district invested in a health improvement initiative of their choice. NC Steppers achieved its goal with its active participants regularly participating in activities such as walking, biking, cardio, and yoga.
Although they were unable to attend, NC Steppers said, âWe would like to thank the OHSAA and the Health Action Council for sponsoring the challenge and providing the prize. We plan to use the funds to supplement our school’s wellness program. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for the program and provide incentives to those who participate.
The Fall Step It Up Challenge for Healthy Kids consisted of 44 teams and approximately 400 participants. The Health Action Council and the Ohio High School Athletic Association have joined forces to engage students and their families, school leaders, teachers, coaches and communities in promoting improved health and performance. well-being.
Six district winners took home $ 1,000 for their school district. The winners were: Bluffton Exempted Village Schools, Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Middle School, Fort Frye Local School District, Dublin Jerome High School, Northeastern Local School District and Nelsonville-York City Schools.
“Our goal is to encourage and promote the immunization of children against preventable diseases, increase annual visits to healthy children, keep children active and improve health literacy,” said Patty Starr, President and CEO of the Health Action Council. âIt was fantastic to see the teachers getting the students involved, by leading by example. “
About the Health Action Council
Health Action Council is a 501 Â© (6) non-profit organization representing medium and large businesses that improve human and economic health through thought leadership, innovative services and collaboration. It brings value to its members by facilitating projects that improve the quality and lower the cost of health care purchased by its members for their employees, dependents and retirees.
The Health Action Council also works with key stakeholders – health plans, doctors, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry – to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in the community.