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Funded Counties 2011-2012

Albemarle Health District (Currituck and Gates Counties)
In Currituck and Gates Counties, a total of nine elementary schools will be participating in the Movin' More Walking Club. Schools will compete to see who can walk the most miles. The walking clubs will support the schools' intention to pass physical activity policies requiring walking as part of the school day.

Appalachian Health District (Alleghany County)
In Alleghany County, a new track will be built at Piney Creek Elementary School, and the Piney Creek Moves More project will launch, engaging students, school staff, and community members to get moving! The school will also implement "Just Push Play," a program to incorporate physical activity policies into the school day with assistance from the Be Active-Appalachian Partnership.

Students at East Burke Middle School will enjoy the benefits of the "Raider's HOPS into Fitness" program to get at least 60 minutes of activity each school day. School staff will use HOPSports, an interactive, computerized system whereby students move on mats that register their activity, similar to computerized fitness games that many kids have in their homes. Tri Fit assessments will also be conducted. Burke County Schools will adopt a policy for all students to receive 60 minutes of physical activity daily

The Chatham County Public Health Department in partnership with Be Active North Carolina will implement the Just Push Play program in three K-8/5-8 Chatham County Schools. The three participating schools -Moncure, Bonlee, and Horton Middle Schools, will receive mini-grants and form wellness teams that will recommend policy changes to the school to make healthier lifestyles part of the school day. After-school programs will also feature PrYme Time Power Club, an afterschool physical education program.

Underserved youth at two boys & girls club locations within Gaston County will participate in project Gaston Clubs Eating Smart & Moving More. They will engage in structured physical activity curricula and community gardens through fun and empowered learning. The Boys & Girls' clubs are expected to pass policies supporting a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each day for a total of 150 minutes per week.

Rankin Elementary and Guilford Prep Academy have committed to adopting changes using their Increase Physical Activity and Nutrition in Schools (IPANS) evaluation and intervention project. These policy changes will positively impact physical activity and health at the schools and address the needs of the children in their schools and the adults that influence them.

The Henderson County Dana and Upward Elementary Schools Project will give students more choices to get active through expanded Physical Education classes, running groups, fitness and yoga classes offered at schools. A refurbished a nature trail will also help students move more. New policies at each school will increase Physical Education time to 200-250 minutes per week.

The Montgomery County Health Department and community partners will launch East Middle School Students Eat Smart, Move More with the construction of a mile walking trail on East Middle School's campus. Once the trail is complete, a student walking club will "Walk Across America" in their quest to move more. The school will pass a policy to ensure that students can use trail during exploratory period and that teachers can incorporate it into lesson plans.

The Boys and Girls Club of Pitt County/Grady-White Boats/ER Lewis Unit will use the Project YEAH! curriculum to help youth ages nine to 14 years get more physical activity. Play and sports equipment will be built to help the youth get moving. The Boys and Girls Club of Pitt County will create a policy to adopt the Move More North Carolina Recommended Standards for Physical Activity.

Sampson County Partners for Healthy Carolinians will collaborate with schools to offer "Eat Smart Move More with Fitness Renaissance". The program will help children move more while they learn. Outside of the classroom, monthly hands-on cooking demonstrations will empower the entire family to eat smart. Schools will create a policy that no less than 3 minutes of each parent attended assembly will focus on nutrition and physical activity, and that fitness testing will be done each year in all elementary school classes.

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