A Word from More Health

MORE HEALTH welcomes everyone back for another great school year! 2014 marks our 25th anniversary and 3 millionth student taught! We are excited about the many opportunities the school year brings in providing health and safety education to students in Tampa Bay.

In previous months MORE HEALTH, along with multiple community health leaders, has identified the need for an elementary-appropriate lung lesson. This is exciting news, both for area students and for our lesson development team. From the functionality of the respiratory system to the risks associated with infections and smoking, MORE HEALTH seeks to communicate the importance of healthy lungs to an overall healthy lifestyle. Stay tuned for the launch of this exciting initiative!

Please mark your calendar for the second annual "Celebrate MORE HEALTH" Breakfast! MORE HEALTH wants to celebrate with you...3 million students in 25 years! We look forward to publicly sharing our many initiatives, and bragging just a bit about the positive presence MORE HEALTH has in our communities.


Since 1989, MORE HEALTH, Inc. has been working to improve the health of children, teens, and adults through interactive health and safety lessons. We all know that healthy kids learn better! The skills learned through the MORE HEALTH lessons provide the tools needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Our highly trained instructors have taught over 3 million students in schools throughout the Tampa Bay area, one classroom at a time!

Karen Pesce Buckenheimer
Executive Director
MORE Healthy News

Many of you may know that among 2-5 years old, the incidence of obesity has declined based on the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. While this is certainly positive news, the CDC also reminds us that an exorbitant 17% of US children are obese! Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile. Childhood obesity has both short-term and long-term health implications. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, pre-diabetes, bone and joint ailments, social issues and poor self esteem. These children are also more likely to become obese adults.

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Teacher Spotlight: Suzanne Gabler
Teacher Spotlight

We at MORE HEALTH are thrilled to recognize the wonderful Suzanne Gabler in this issue of our newsletter. Seven years ago, Suzanne's sister-in-law introduced her to MORE HEALTH. The world of health and safety education was a breath of fresh air after a successful career in the corporate banking world! Today Suzanne relishes teaching elementary students to make good decisions affecting their bodies via her favorite lessons: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Firearm Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention. Our lesson development team appreciates her commitment to helping generate new health education curriculum for our communities.

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Safety Awareness for You

According to the CDC, trauma injuries are the leading cause of death for children and adults ages 1-44. Trauma is defined as an injury or physical wound to the body caused by an external force. While many injuries can be treated at a local emergency department, severe injuries that are treated at a Level I trauma center can lower the risk of death by 25%. The CDC also reports that almost 45 million American lack access to a Level I or II trauma center within one hour of being injured. We in the Tampa Bay area are fortunate to benefit from the trauma expertise at our very own Tampa General Hospital!

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Safety Awareness For You: Trauma
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 simple…you 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!

2014 SuperSitters Courses

September 6, October 4, November 8

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 TGH Community Health Education Center in Hyde Park Village at TGMG Family Care Center Lois, 2106 South Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629.

The cost is $25. Contact MORE HEALTH today at 813-287-5032 to enroll today!
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 2.8 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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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...
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