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HUEY Awards Winners 2010
Healthy U of Delmarva awards $5,000 to local community members and groups promoting healthy choices
Healthy U of Delmarva recently announced the winners of the 2010 HUEY Awards. These awards are given out each year to local community members and businesses in recognition of a steadfast commitment to healthy living and positive life choices. The Huey recognizes the organization’s dedication to healthy lifestyles and provides winners $1000 help spread their healthy message.
This year’s winners include Peninsula Regional Medical Center (corporation category) Calvin B. Taylor Bank’s Berlin branch (small business category), Bennett High School (school category), Trinity United Methodist Church (House of Worship category) and K & L Microwave (most outstanding category).
Peninsula Regional Medical Center earned a Huey for its strong commitment to healthy living and Healthy U. The local hospital has developed and implemented many programs to encourage healthier lifestyles, including Monthly Health Topics, Osteoporosis Challenge, 5K 101 Training classes, Circuit Class Challenge and Sneakers & Creepers 5K Walk.
First time applicant, Calvin B. Taylor Bank caught the attention of Healthy U after providing healthy snacks in its lunch room, group walks during lunch and after work and publishing health-related articles in the employee newsletter. The branch also demonstrated a commitment to health when employee memberships increased at a local gym.
Bennett High School created a new Instructional Leadership Team in order to promote wellness among faculty and staff members through participation in community based and school-related activities. The team also worked to increase awareness of health issues and healthy behavior. BHS held several Casual Days throughout the school year and raised nearly $3,500 to benefit local health organizations. Finally, the school clinched its HUEY by providing outlets for physical activity such as volleyball, dodge ball, a Memorial Garden clean up, canoeing, kayaking and badminton.
Our House of Worship winner, Trinity United Methodist Church, is dedicated to spreading the word about healthy living and has established a health outreach ministry to provide health-related resources and education to the congregation and community. Trinity’s continued support of Healthy U and healthy living helped them capture its HUEY.
Finally, K & L Microwave was named Most Outstanding for its wide range of health-related activities. Healthy Rewards, a monthly Lottery Massage, Lunch & Learns sessions, a Quick Fit Challenge and an Ultimate Loser Challenge are just some of the reasons that K&L earned the HUEY for Most Outstanding organization.
Second place HUEY Award winners include Data Services, John B. Parsons Assisted Living, Salisbury Middle School and Parkside High School.
For more information on the HUEYs or Healthy U call 410-742-9202 or visit the Healthy U website, stablepharmacy.com
Congratulations to all of our Winners and participants on maintaining a Healthy U.
About Healthy U
Healthy U of Delmarva takes a community approach to better living through diet and exercise, while encouraging its members to make daily changes in their behavior to help lead a longer, healthier life. The greatest reward is a healthier and happier U. Contact Healthy U to start your journey today.
Founded in 2002 by civic leader Mitzi Perdue, Healthy U Delmarva has made a great impact in the Tri-County area and helped to promote healthy lifestyle changes to our local communities. At the beginning of this year, Healthy U became part of Salisbury University’s affiliated outreach network. "As the new home of Healthy U, Salisbury University is proud to promote healthy lifestyles and to uphold the legacy of Mitzi Perdue, a true civic leader and friend to our region and our campus," said SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach. Mitzi Perdue is just as excited about the change. "Having Salisbury University in charge of Healthy U is, for me, a dream come true," said Perdue. "The University, with its ability to provide academic rigor to the study of community health improvement, will be able to take Healthy U to a much higher level than any individual ever could." Healthy U of Delmarva continues to take a community approach to healthier and stronger living.
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