“Health Needs a Hero”
Childhood obesity is at an epidemic level in the United States. Texas ranks 6th highest in the nation for obesity in children ages 10-17 year olds. Children, over weight by the age of 12 have a 75% likelihood of being overweight adults, in danger of serious medical issues, according to the PE3 website.
PE3 is a 501c (3) non-profit organization that has designed an elective (PE) course which specializes in working with individual students in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition, social skills, and mental health. The goal is to include their families to help support their success beyond the PE class. The class has been approved as an elective course available to every school in the state by the Texas Education Agency, (TEA). The PE3 Curriculum is posted on the PE3 web site. www.pe3.org.
Shape Up Sugar Land and Ft. Bend ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will host a V.I.P. showing of the “call to action” documentary titled, “Health Needs a Hero” produced by PE3. The film, told through the hearts of children and key stakeholders, will provide a powerful message and “call to action” for the community to bring this curriculum to Ft Bend County.
The showing will be at the new Star Cinema Grill, in Missouri City on Oct 5, 2011 at 6:30PM. Tickets are $50 each or $75 each for preferred seating for a group of 10 and include hors d’oeuvres and libations. Visit www.shapeupsugarland.org and click on “Health Needs a Hero” tickets on the home page to purchase tickets. Seating is limited.
Minute Maid and Star Cinema Grill are the presenting sponsors for the V.I.P. showing. Other sponsorships are available. The documentary will also be available for general public viewing, mid-morning on Oct 7, 8, and 9 at AMC Theater in Sugar Land for a $5 donation. Shape Up Sugar Land is a 501c (3) with a mission to connect the community, raise awareness and encourage activities that foster a healthy lifestyle. For more information contact, Joy B. Dowell, President/CEO at 281-844-4982 or firstname.lastname@example.org