Media Advisory: Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Introduce Time For 10! Fitness Program to Ohio Schools

October 31, 2013

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y

WHAT:
Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Introduce “Time For 10!” Fitness Program to Ohio Schools

A collaboration between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich, Time For 10! is a free fitness program featuring a series of five, ten-minute exercise videos designed for daily use in K-5 classrooms

WHO:
Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich, Nationwide Children’s Hospital faculty and staff and nearly 250 nurses and counselors from Ohio schools attending Nationwide Children’s 29th Annual School Health Update Conference. Mrs. Kasich will be joined by athletic trainers who will lead the audience in a five-minute exercise session.

WHEN:
Friday, November 1, 2013
10 a.m.
*Please plan to arrive at 9:45 a.m. for set-up prior to the session beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Embassy Suites – Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 790-9000

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Time For 10! is a free fitness program featuring a series of five, ten-minute exercise videos designed for daily use in K-5 classrooms. A collaboration between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich, the program aims to make guided exercise easy and accessible to Ohio schools, thereby improving students’ health and classroom productivity.

Time For 10! is a simple tool to increase students’ physical activity through short bursts of exercise, providing benefits both inside and outside the classroom. It doesn’t require any special equipment; it only requires ten minutes of time.

Nationwide Children’s shares Mrs. Kasich’s commitment to encouraging physical activity in Ohio classrooms through the hospital’s wellness aspect of its strategic plan. Core Time For 10! program partners include the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Health.

The program is available in three formats: DVD, online streaming, or downloadable files. Ohio schools may request a copy of Time For 10! at TimeFor10.org.

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CONTACT AT EVENT:
Holly Davis
Office of Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich
Cell: 614-420-6946

CONTACTS PRIOR TO EVENT:
Holly Davis
Office of Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich
Cell: 614-420-6946
Holly.Davis@governor.ohio.gov

Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
614-355-0495
Cell: 614-937-7316
MaryEllen.Peacock@NationwideChildrens.org

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.