Source: Suburban News
It’s time for seventh-grade students in New Jersey to show that they’ve paid attention in their science classes, studied their fitness facts and beefed up their nutrition knowledge.
The event takes place on Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Donald Stewart School No. 51, 544 Pennsylvania Ave., in Elizabeth.
The UnitedHealthcare Health Bee is a Jeopardy-style quiz competition designed to get middle school students excited about health, fitness and nutrition.
UnitedHealthcare will award the winning team $1,000 for their school to support programs that combat childhood obesity. The second place team will take $500 back to their school, and the team with the most school spirit will win $250.
Parents, teachers, administrators and seventh-graders will be representing the following schools:
· Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29
· William F. Halloran School No. 22
· Jerome Dunn Academy No. 09
· Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26
· Terence C. Reilly No. 7
· iPrep Academy School No. 8
· Christopher Columbus School No. 15
· Woodrow Wilson School No. 19
The UnitedHealthcare Health Bee is an integral part of the Gateway Family Y’s 7th Grade Initiative, which aims to help children build healthy habits at a critical time in their development. Throughout the year, students gather together to learn about fitness, nutrition, positive body image and self esteem.
Students also receive a complimentary YMCA membership allowing them access to the pool, gym and fitness equipment at the Y. The UnitedHealthcare Health Bee competition is a celebration of the knowledge and healthy habits students have gained throughout the year and the beginning of a lifetime of healthy living for students and families across New Jersey.