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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Are We Really Creating Healthy Heroes?

In 2006 the University of Rochester conducted a study that concluded that child obesity rates in the city of Rochester were double that of child obesity rates in the outlying suburbs. To remedy the problem, the city of Rochester implemented the Healthy Heroes campaign to educate urban dwellers on how to combat obesity. The purpose of this project is to determine if differences exist between urban and suburban physical education programs. It will consist of interviews with five physical educators from urban city schools and five physical educators from suburban schools. The researcher will also include a survey of lunch menus from each school to determine whether they have made healthy eating a priority. Once the data has been analyzed we hope to answer whether or not there are regional differences, why that is, and how this affects physical education programs.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Jose Pena (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 9:15 am Session I