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Middle School Students Get Crash Course in Fitness, Nutrition and Vehicle Safety from Experts at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


WHO: Approximately 400 sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Arsenal Middle School in Lawrenceville

WHAT: Community Education specialists from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh are holding a Wellness Day for the entire student body at Arsenal. There will be four activity stations set up outside the middle school: Physical Activity, Nutrition, Teen Connections and Injury Prevention.

The stations will provide interactive learning activities for the students, teaching them:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • How to access community resources for information on a wide variety of topics including public safety, employment opportunities, healthcare services, transportation and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs
  • About injury prevention topics, such as motor vehicle safety.

PHOTO OP: As part of the injury prevention station, Pennsylvania State Police troopers will have a vehicle crash rollover simulator on hand to demonstrate for students the dangers of car accidents and the importance of wearing seatbelts.

WHY: In February 2004, Children's opened a Wellness Center at Arsenal to provide primary care on a weekly basis to students at the school. The center offers sick visits, well visits, routine and sports physicals, and immunizations. Children's Wellness Day is an extension of its dedication to improving the health and well-being of these students.

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2005, 9 a.m. - Noon and 1:45 - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Arsenal Middle School, 3900 Butler St., Lawrenceville

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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June 17, 2008
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Last Update
June 17, 2008