PITTSBURGH - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Dr. Karen Hacker of the Allegheny County Health Department and Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools came together Monday afternoon to formally designate the Pittsburgh Public School district as a “Live Well Allegheny” school district.
The program launched in January 2014 to encourage students to live well by eating healthy and staying active. County Executive Fitzgerald sees this being a turning point for Pittsburgh in terms of health.
“We have some many good things happening in this region right now from an economic standpoint, but our health statistics just aren’t where they need to be,” said Fitzgerald.
Superintendent Lane mentioned how important it is for students to have regular exercise and to be active in their daily lives.
“I think all the aspects of health are important and certainly exercise is one of them,” said Lane. “I think it’s incredibly important for students.”
For more information on the Live Well Allegheny campaign, visit www.LiveWellAllegheny.com.