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NEISD holds successful 2nd winli event

On May 22, 2012, North East ISD’s PE/Health/Athletics hosted its second Wellness in NEISD Leadership Institute (WINLI) with the goal of teaching students to make healthy choices for a lifetime.

Attending were representatives from community partners including H-E-B, Mayor’s Fitness Council, SA Sports, American Diabetes Association, Dairy Max, American Heart Association, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas. There were also more than 300 NEISD campus staff wellness team members.

In September 2010, NEISD was awarded a Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant totaling $2,027,040, through the U.S. Department of Education. NEISD is using part of these funds to implement WINLI with the goal of developing an infrastructure that supports systemic change to the physical education and nutrition education programs to ensure that all students learn the knowledge and skills necessary for making informed, healthy lifestyle choices for a lifetime. WINLI provides staff development to all NEISD campuses on how to create sustainable, coordinated school health programs.

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Superintendent of Schools Brian G. Gottardy, Ed.D. and Director of P.E./Athletics

Rachel Naylor kick off the day-long event.

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After hearing several inspiring presentations, it was time for a brain break.

Fun and simple physical activities get the blood pumping and muscles warmed.

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Speakers included Lisa Losasso from Dairy Max.

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The audience listened to a presentation from San Antonio Sports.

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It was time for another brain break.

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Final speakers were Elizabeth Tobias and Kristina Cardenas

from the American Diabetes Association.

Posted on June 1, 2012