April 17, 2007

LearntobeHealthy.Org Garners National Web Health Award

YORK, Pa., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- LearntobeHealthy.org, a free education site developed by the York, Pa.-based Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center, has been honored with a World Wide Web Health Award. The site won a Silver Award, the fifth national honor earned by LearntobeHealthy.org since its launch in early 2006.

LearntobeHealthy.org currently offers interactive games and Web-based activities that engage elementary-aged learners. The site has become popular among teachers because it offers free lesson plans and bases all activities on state and national education standards.

The World Wide Web Health Awards recognizes the best Web-based health- related content. The program, which was created by the Health Information Resource Center, aims to provide a "seal of quality" for electronic health information.

Award winners were named by a panel of international health information and Internet experts, who judged entries based on accuracy, success in reaching the targeted audience, and overall quality.

Since its launch in early 2006, LearntobeHealthy.org has added more than 25,000 members. During 2007, the site will develop content for students in grades 7-12, using a grant from Highmark Healthy High 5, an initiative of the Highmark Foundation.

Teachers are encouraged to visit LearntobeHealthy.org and register for free use of all content.

About LearntobeHealthy.org LearntobeHealthy.org was developed by the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center to help teachers communicate important health concepts to children in grades K-6. The free online health education web site promotes healthy lifestyle practices through fun, interactive games and activities. The site's goal is to inspire children - and their families - to make healthy choices that will last a lifetime. To learn more, visit http://www.learntobehealthy.org/.

About Highmark Healthy High 5 Highmark Healthy High 5 is a five-year, $100 million community initiative of the Highmark Foundation aimed to reverse the current trends in children's health and to promote lifelong healthy habits in children throughout its 49-county service area. Highmark Healthy High 5 will address five critical children's health issues including nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying - through education, communications, volunteerism, grants and programming.


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Web site: http://www.learntobehealthy.org/