A Word from More Health

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! MORE HEALTH instructors are counting the days until we begin teaching health and safety education in our communities' classrooms. This year we are thrilled to introduce fresh new visual designs and story boards in our lessons, further enhancing the educational experience for students. Please look for us in a school near you.

Oral health experts continue to remind us that dental problems negatively affect school performance. Untreated tooth decay can lead to increased absence from school and difficulties associating with speaking, eating and the ability to socialize in the classroom. Oral health experts continue to remind us that dental problems negatively affect school performance.
Untreated tooth decay can lead to increased absence from school and difficulties associating with speaking, eating and the ability to socialize in the classroom. In our continuing efforts to promote oral health education, MORE HEALTH will again partner with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, Tampa Family Health Centers, and Suncoast Health Centers to provide sealants in ninety Title I schools. All second graders will receive the opportunity to receive a free dental exam and sealants placed on healthy molars. Students presenting with cavities will be referred for complimentary restorative services. The importance of good oral health cannot be overly-emphasize. Studies continue to suggest a link between oral health and systemic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis to name a few. Preventing oral bacteria and inflammation reduces the risk of experiencing these illnesses. Remember, a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.

Welcome new board members:

• Anddrikk Frazier - Managing Partner, Integral Energy
• Dr. Rachel Dawkins - Pediatric Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

We thank our board members and community for continuing to support MORE HEALTH in our endeavors to promote health and safety education in children, teens and adults. We look forward to another wonderful school year!

Karen Pesce Buckenheimer
Executive Director
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As students return to school, it's a good idea to discuss the need for good personal hygiene habits with family members. Personal hygiene can be defined as keeping our bodies clean and healthy, while preventing the spread of germs. The most important reason to be clean is to stay healthy, because germs can cause illness. Unfortunately, germs are everywhere! They are in the air (from sneezing & coughing), work and play spaces at home, and at school (from infected people touching various surfaces).

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Teacher Spotlight - Carlene Lemaster

MORE HEALTH recognizes Carlene Lemaster, Operations Manager, for over twenty years of outstanding service!

In 1995, while working in Tampa General Hospital's marketing department, Carlene became intrigued by the services MORE HEALTH provided to the Tampa Bay community. As a part-time employee early in her career, Carlene learned the ins and outs of MORE HEALTH from the ground up.

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Teacher Spotlight - Carlene Lemaster
Safety Awareness For You Safety Awareness For You

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the top three causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are falls, unintentional blunt trauma and automobile crashes. In 2010, approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations or deaths were associated with TBI. MORE HEALTH's Brain "Mission Control" lesson teaches fifth graders about the functions of the brain and the importance of good decision-making in protecting the brain and spinal cord from injury.

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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!

2016 SuperSitter Courses

September 10th, October 1st and November 5th

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 or email Laci Stokes at to enroll today!
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!

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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!

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