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March 10, 2011

Midlands Girl Scout troop named to All-Health Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Richland County Girl Scout Troop 2303 has been named to the All-Health Team, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

"Troop members developed a program to address poor nutrition and lack of exercise among Girl Scouts and their family members," said Joann Minder, All-Health Team program coordinator. "The troop leader conducted a survey that identified a need to teach the girls as well as parents how to prepare healthy, fast and easy meals along with basic exercise routines."

Minder said the girls learn how to read food labels, participate in tasting fairs and prepare healthy meals and snacks.

"They have produced a recipe book that will be distributed in the community on Girl Scout Sunday," Minder said. "They're also planning to use the skills they have learned to prepare a meal for residents at the Ronald McDonald House."

According to Minder, the girls learn the importance of being active and muscle development. Each meeting they perform various forms of exercise such as walking, jumping rope, doing cheers and playing volleyball.

DHEC, WIS-TV, and BlueCross-BlueShield of South Carolina sponsor the All-Health Team. Each month, the partnership recognizes an individual or youth group promoting health in their community. For more information, visit the All-Health Team website, call Minder at (803) 545-4501, or e-mail her at: minderjm@dhec.sc.gov.

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For more information:
Joann Minder – (803) 545-4501
E-mail – minderjm@dhec.sc.gov
or
Adam Myrick – (803) 898-3884
E-mail – myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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