BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- My Healthy World, Inc. announced today that two Baltimore County schools will be featured at First Lady Michelle Obama's "Partnership for a Healthier America" Summit Meeting in Washington DC on March 7. Norwood Elementary School and Holabird Middle School, both located in Dundalk, Maryland, will be spotlighted due to their participation in the My Healthy World program. My Healthy World is an innovative digital education program for elementary and middle schools. The program features a series of mobile apps for health and wellness education, which offer experiential learning in nutrition, fitness, and preventive care.
Nelson Rosenbaum, CEO of My Healthy World, Inc., based in Bethesda, MD, noted, "We welcome our partnership with Norwood and Holabird schools and look forward to broadening the relationship with Baltimore County Public Schools. My Healthy World is committed to helping kids establish healthy habits at an early age."
Maryland Physicians Care, one of the state's largest Medicaid health plans, is supporting the implementation of the My Healthy World program in the Baltimore area. As part of the support package, Maryland Physicians Care today donated thirty laptop computers to Holabird Middle School, enabling that school to expand the program. Cyndy Demarest, CEO of Maryland Physicians Care said, "Our goal is to help children and families in our community live healthy lives. We value our partnership with My Healthy World and with Baltimore County Public Schools." Deborah Phelps, Director of the Baltimore County Public Schools Education Foundation, responded, "The contribution from Maryland Physicians Care is deeply appreciated and is indicative of the type of community partnerships that we seek to strengthen our schools."
Norwood and Holabird schools are also part of a proposed STEM magnet school complex in Baltimore County. Pat Goldys, Principal of Norwood Elementary said," We need to move our kids forward into the 21st century of science and math education. My Healthy World helps through its digital approach and emphasis upon the science of fitness and nutrition." Julie Dellone, Principal of Holabird Middle School commented, "We can't just talk about youth obesity and fitness issues anymore. We have to face them head on. I appreciate the opportunity to expand the My Healthy World program at Holabird."
SOURCE My Healthy World, Inc.