M-DCPS School Receives Standing Desks to Improve Student Learning, Health

Ergotron and American Dairy Association Team Up to Donate Standing Desks to Local Middle School Classroom

Feb 22, 2016, 13:37 ET from Ergotron, Inc.

MIAMI, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Hialeah Gardens Middle School (HGMS) are the latest recipients of LearnFit® Adjustable Standing Desks, a donation made through Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council (ADADC) by Ergotron, in an effort to enhance health and learning. With several studies underscoring the negative effects of prolonged sitting, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and HGMS administration realize the importance of integrating sit-stand activity into the classroom for the success of their students.

Student, teacher, Ergotron and ADADC representatives will work together to unpack, assemble and install desks on Tuesday, February 23rd. Students will learn more about how proper nutrition, such as starting the day with a wholesome breakfast, and physical activity, exemplified through the addition of their LearnFit desks, can promote better health and academic performance.

  • WHAT: Miami-Dade Fuel Up to Play 60 LearnFit Project
  • WHO:
    • Vanessa Hodak – Vice President, School Health and Wellness, Dairy Council of Florida
    • Maritz Jimenez – Principal, Hialeah Gardens Middle School
    • Ivette Lirio, MS, NBCT – Hialeah Gardens Middle School Physical Education Teacher, Fuel Up to Play 60 Advisor
    • Bob Hill – Education Manager, Ergotron
  • WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • WHERE: Hialeah Gardens Middle School Cafeteria - 11690 NW 92 Ave.

About Fuel Up to Play 60:
FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 is a health and wellness program designed to help reverse the trend toward increased weight and sedentary lifestyles among America's youth sponsored by the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council and the National Football League. Overweight children are at high risk of remaining overweight as adults. They're more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other chronic health problems, as well as heart attacks, stroke, cancer and other acute diseases throughout life.  The program features a playbook of activities that schools can implement to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.

About American Dairy Association & Dairy Council:
American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (ADADC), Inc., is a non-profit corporation funded and directed by checkoff dollars from 9,000 dairy farm families in New York, Northern New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The mission of the Association is to promote the nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products through advertising, education and public relations.

About Ergotron
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit™, Neo-Flex® and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF™ lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.


SOURCE Ergotron, Inc.