A Word from More Health

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner! After teaching over 3 million students to date, we look forward to rounding out the school year by providing continued health and safety education to children, teens and adults in the Tampa Bay area. Look out 4 million, here we come!

In February, MORE HEALTH was a finalist in the 10th annual WEDU Be More‬ Awards as nonprofit of the year! We are thrilled that nonprofits across the area continue to be recognized for the life-changing work accomplished in our communities. To that end it is, without a doubt, the leadership and support of our board of directors that enables MORE HEALTH to continue spreading the message of healthy choices and lifestyles. We welcome two new board members Mike Gorsage and Dr. Peter Chang.

Dr. Randy Feldman - Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero

Also in February, MORE HEALTH director, Dr. Randy Feldman, was honored as a Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero. He was awarded a $50,000 grant to the charities of his choice. Thank you Dr. Feldman for the generous $10,000 donation to keep children, teens and adults healthy, safe and strong.

We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 3rd annual breakfast celebration! Keep your eyes open for our Save the Date!

Karen Pesce Buckenheimer
Executive Director
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Every day, day in and day out, we use our five senses without a second thought...see, hear, smell, taste and touch. These senses allow us to perceive the world around us. In fact, the brain and our senses are integrated, and work together in processing sensory information about the environment. Have you ever thought about how to protect these precious senses?

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Teacher Spotlight - Jeanne Rowe Teacher Spotlight - Jeanne Rowe

In April we highlight Jeanne Rowe, a firm fixture at MORE HEALTH. Prior to her beginnings at MORE HEALTH in 2002, Jeanne worked as a substitute teacher in the Tampa Bay area. A rough day on the job and a thoughtful prayer resulted in Jeanne accepting a teaching position, joining friends that were already involved in teaching MORE HEALTH lessons to children, teens and adults.

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Health Awareness For You

Bones are living tissue (like hair, skin and blood cells) composed of the mineral calcium. These hard-working, rigid organs protect other organs, give our bodies shape and allow for mobility. Bones also act as a blood factory in our bodies, making more than 2 million new red blood cells every second! Unfortunately, four out of eight girls and one out of eight boys will develop the disease known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes bones to become porous (full of holes), weak and brittle...resulting in easily-broken bones.

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MORE HEALTH is now on AmazonSmile!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase directly to MORE HEALTH, Inc. It's use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, registries and other account settings are also the same. Visit today, select MORE HEALTH, Inc. as your charity of choice, and shop away!

2015 SuperSitter Courses

April 11, May 9, June 6, June 27, July 11, September 5, October 3, November 7

The best babysitting class in town is educational and fun, focusing on safety and first-aid. Participants (ages 11-15) receive CPR instruction for infants and children. Classes are held 9:00AM - 1:00PM at the Tampa General Medical Group located at 2106 South Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629. The cost is $35.00. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.

Contact MORE HEALTH today at 813-287-5032 to enroll.
Florida's New Booster Seat Law

Effective January 1, 2015, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says that children aged 4 and 5 years must use a child safety seat or booster seat when in a motor vehicle. It will no longer be legal to simply buckle them in with a seat belt. Seat belts do not fit children properly until they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall, 80 pounds and between the ages of 8 and 12 according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Parents, consider this before utilizing seat belts only:
  • Is your child at least 4 feet 9 inches tall?
  • Does he / she weigh at least 80 pounds?
  • Can your child sit all the way back in the seat and bend his/her knees at the edge of the seat?
  • Does the shoulder belt lay across the chest, NOT the neck?
  • Does the lap belt lay across the upper thighs, NOT the stomach?
Bicycle Helmets

All kids under the age of 16 must wear a helmet when riding a bike. Call MORE HEALTH about purchasing or receiving a free helmet at 813-287-5032.
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MORE HEALTH also invites you to make a difference in the community. Donating your time and resources, requesting a lesson and volunteering are easy! Learn More...
MORE HEALTH is committed to improving the health of children, teens and adults through innovative, interactive, and effective education. Since 1989, MORE HEALTH has educated and inspired over 3 million students to identify and adopt healthy habits. With your generous support, we can do even more!

Donations to MORE HEALTH are tax-deductible and help support the areas of greatest need.

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