Health Promotion Impact

Safe Routes to School

Penn Wynne Elementary School, Lower Merion School District

Quote: Kathleen Templeton, second grade teacher, at Penn Wynne Elementary School commented on her experience with the program. Templeton said, “Emilie, thank you for coming to Penn Wynne Elementary School last week to teach our 130-second graders about pedestrian safety. I had no idea how critical it is to teach our youngsters to read and understand street signs, crosswalks, etc. As well as to think about what choices would be safe ones for them to make. Specifically, the pictures you provided such as, how to read crosswalk signals and which side of the road to walk-on when there is no sidewalk, were some of the discussions that have lead our students to an awareness of pedestrian safety. The game you played with the students at the end showed how interested the students were and how much they learned. Thanks again for bringing your pedestrian lesson to our school. My hope is that you will be able to come back next year. Otherwise, I will definitely incorporate your lesson into my own lesson plans!”

-Kathleen Templeton, 2nd grade teacher

School Garden

Franconia Elementary School, Souderton Area School District

“The children were thrilled to play a part in the growth of our community garden. They fought over who could pick the most vegetables and they were eager to taste what they had helped to create!”

-Laura Heineck, Principal

Montco Trail Challenge

Montgomery County, PA

“This was our third year to participate, and each year has been a great experience for us. This year was an especially good accomplishment for my son Chris. He has a number of disabilities, including a seizure disorder that make it hard for him to walk more than a mile or so. Last year, we were able to get him outfitted with an adaptive recumbent trike. Most of the trails we visited this year were by trike, with some of the rides being as long as 20-25 miles. Thanks again for all that your office has done to organize the Montco Trail Challenge this year!”

-Jeff Lawton, 3rd-year participant

Produce Distribution

Salem Baptist Senior Citizens Center

“Since the produce distribution, I have eaten and prepared more fresh vegetables. The recipes have been delicious!”

-Cynthia Daniels, Resident