April 30, 2011 Release.
For Immediate Release.
Contact: Bonnie Arkus, WHF, 609-771-9600. Bonnie@womensheart.org
Contact: Donna Stolzer, RVCC, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383
RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING STUDENTS INTRODUCE 'TEEN ESTEEMERS' TO A DAY OF WELLNESS
Relaxation Techniques with Yoga, a Nutrition Jeopardy Game, Job Interview Role-play -- all part of a memorable class
RVCC Nursing Students flank lead teacher Constance Kelley (center)
April 2011, Trenton
- Five nursing students from Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) participated in the Women's Heart Foundation's "Teen Esteem" Program, held March 18 at Trenton Central High School. The students, Nancy Spalluto of Hillsborough, Peggy Mora of Hillsborough, Lenora Colarusso of Montgomery, Madelyn Leonard of Branchburg and Michael Shea of Bedminster, addressed important teen issues while instructing Trenton High School students in the areas of empowerment, nutrition and stress management.
The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) Teen Esteem program is offered to 156 students at Trenton Central High School on a daily basis. The program was brought to the school in response to health teachers' requests for an intervention effort to address teen obesity and other health issues related to an unhealthy lifestyle. The WHF offers the program at the school as part of its Gender Care Initiative® to promote care models that better serve females. The Teen Esteem program is open to all sophomore girls as a "girls-only" gym-alternative on a voluntary basis.
RVCC's main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 40 years, the College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. RVCC @ Bridgewater, located at 14 Vogt Drive, offers technical, trade, credit and non-credit courses.
The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community's businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
(pictured above)RVCC Nursing Students engage Teen Esteemers in a game of "NUTRITION JEOPARDY" that was created by Mr. Shea and his wife. Male student were also invited to partake in the wellness day at Teen Esteem and did so with enthusiasm.
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