Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston, Dairy MAX and Houston Texans Join Harvard Elementary School Families for Health Awareness Event

WHAT: April is Minority Health Month. Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston are both dedicated to promoting health and education in the Houston area through community outreach to promote balanced nutrition and physical activity that will improve our health. HISD’s Harvard Elementary received a FUTP60 grant and will host a “Family Fitness Night” as a health and wellness community event after-school for students and their families to learn about the importance of nutrition and physical activity.

Throughout the event, students and families can visit various stations, each providing great educational opportunities and strong media visuals, including: Dr. Daniel Corredor and other physicians to provide:
Overall health and wellness Health assessments:
Body Mass Index calculation
Waist circumference measurement

Nelda Aguirre, registered dietitian to present on nutrition education and visual tools for families to plan their meals using MyPlate/MiPlatoKatie Barckholtz of Dairy MAX to share samples of nutrient-rich snacks as part of the “Taste a Rainbow” challengeToro, Houston Texan mascot, will be on-site to take milk mustache photos with familiesWii fitness and other physical activity stations

WHO: Dr. Daniel Corredor and physicians from the Hispanic Medical Association of Houston
Registered Dietitian Nelda Aguirre
Katie Barckholtz, Dairy MAX
Toro of the Houston Texans

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Harvard Elementary School
810 Harvard St.
Houston, TX 77007

About - Dairy MAX is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Dairy Council and funded by the dairy farming families in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and southwest Kansas. We are a dedicated team of professionals devoted to the promotion of dairy’s lifelong health benefits and enjoyment of nutrient-rich foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt as supported by the US dietary guidelines. We provide timely, research-based nutrition information to the media, health professionals, schools, educators, consumers and others committed to fostering a healthier society. For more than 35 years, our team has supported the demand for dairy foods via strategic partnerships and programs while proudly representing the dairy farming industry’s positive image. About Fuel Up to Play 60Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and NFL, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. Customizable and non-prescriptive program components are grounded in research with youth, including tools and resources, in-school promotional materials, a website and student challenges. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dietetic Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit to learn more. Media resources, including related video footage and photos are available at

About -National Dairy Council® (NDC) is the nutrition research, education and communications arm of Dairy Management Inc™. On behalf of U.S. dairy farmers, NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier society, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Established in 1915, NDC is dedicated to educating the public on the health benefits of consuming milk and milk products throughout a person’s lifespan. For more information, visit About Hispanic American Medical Association of HoustonHispanic American Medical Association of Houston (H.A.M.A.H) is a non-profit organization representing physicians of Hispanic-American origin in the greater Houston area. With more than 22 years since its foundation, HAMAH continues to grow strongly and strives to assist the Hispanic Community in various ways.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received. Informational post only.

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