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Funded Counties 2010 - 2011

The Ashe Move More Afterschool Program will engage students and family members in daily physical activity with Family Fitness nights and after-school activities. Westwood Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, and Ashe County Middle Schools will each conduct an assessment and develop policies to meet or exceed North Carolina's Move More After-School Standards using new fitness libraries.

In Beaufort County, a new walking trail will be built at Snowden Elementary in Aurora. The trail will be open and promoted with signage to Snowden Elementary students, their families and the public. Students and school staff will receive pedometers to compete in walking challenges.

Buncombe Safe Routes Safe Rides (BSR2) will promote increased physical activity among youth 9-14 in Buncombe County's Erwin School District. BSR2 will bring a successful bicycle education curriculum to the physical education program and implement a safe-routes-to-school program supported by a school-based challenge to promote healthy active lifestyles.

The Clay County Health Department, Clay County Schools, and the Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association have formed a collaboration to attract youth to an organized bicycling exercise program. The youth will be trained at a proposed bicycle skills trail located at an existing nearby mountain biking and hiking trail. By providing the facility and training, youth, their families and friends will discover how fun exercise can be.

Communities In Schools of Cleveland County's "CIS Eats Smart and Moves More" will offer a walking club, Fun Runs, nutrition classes and parent education for students and families of students in four elementary, two intermediate and three middle schools. The programs will be delivered during and after school. The program will also be offered to pregnant and parenting teens enrolled in the CIS Teen Parent Program. The educational programming will support new policies at the schools that require physical activity and nutrition education.

New Hanover
The New Hanover County Health Department, working with the Obesity Prevention Initiative at UNC-Wilmington and the City of Wilmington Planning and Transportation Department, will build community gardens to help residents eat more fruits and vegetables. A multi-use path will be built to help residents move more. The grant will fund bicycle safety classes and community garden programs at a local public housing campus and two after-school facilities.

The Preparing Lifelong Active Youth program will get middle-school children enrolled in Orange County after-school programs moving more. As part of the program, collegiate athletes will promote new ways for children enrolled in after-school programs to be active and healthier. Also, Orange County middle-school teachers will encourage active learning in classrooms. The programs will adopt a policy that requires 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity everyday.

With the grant, Pilot Mountain Elementary School, opening in Fall 2010, will build outdoor play equipment to help students get more physical activity. Staff will start moving more by joining a walking program and families will receive newsletters promoting health. The school will pass a policy to implement the "playing it SAFE" curriculum into field day-like events.

Yadkin County Middle schools' Read'n'Ride program will bring stationary bikes into Yadkin County middle schools. This will help students get the recommended physical activity time while also developing their reading skills. A new walking trail around each middle school will benefit not only the students, but also the teachers and community.

Stokes Family Health Center will collaborate with Stokes County Schools to implement policy to provide Energizers Program to 5th graders countywide. The Energizers will help students get more activity inside the classroom. Students will also participate in school walking program to encourage physical activity outside of the classroom. Energizing Stokes County will help students see regular physical activity as a lifestyle.

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