Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center Proudly Unveils LearntobeHealthy.org

December 30, 2005 - The Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center launched LearntobeHealthy.org today – a new website designed to teach children about healthy lifestyles.  Underwritten by the Highmark Foundation, the website is available for free to educators, students and parents to support the teaching of important health concepts to children K-6.

LearntobeHealthy.org educates students by engaging them in award winning interactive games and activities.  Educators who join LearntobeHealthy will have access to a wide variety of educational kits that include lesson plans, classroom activities, online activities and pre and post tests.  All of the kits meet national standards and can be used across curriculum.

Health education has never been as important as it is today.  Not a day goes by without news reports about childhood obesity, tooth decay and use of tobacco.  LearntobeHealthy.org provides educators with instructional aids to get students started on the road to good health. 

“We want LearntobeHealthy.org to inspire children and their families to make healthy choices that will last a lifetime,” says Susan Byrnes, the registered nurse and founder of the Byrnes Health Education Center in York, Pennsylvania.  “The website helps us extend our mission by providing interactive, health education experiences beyond the walls of our facility.”

The vision of LearntobeHealthy.org is to reach as many K-6 educators and students as possible by providing free, high quality, health science educational activities.  The site currently includes educational kits that cover the five senses, tobacco and inhalants, adolescence, dental health, and eating healthy.  Kits and activities will be added to the site on a regular basis to address such topics as, health literacy, drugs and alcohol and obesity.

For additional information, contact LearntobeHealthy.org or join and experience some of the online activities.  

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Source: Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center (York, PA)

Location: York, PA

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