Farragut Intermediate School is being recognized for having the highest percentage of Knox County School staff members participate in the school system’s eWellness program.
Premier Surgical Associates’ CEO Kevin Burris presented Farragut Intermediate School principal Reggie Mosley and five teachers with an award check for $500 Monday.
“Premier Surgical congratulates Farragut Intermediate staff for making strides to improve their lives and health,” said Premier Surgical Associates CEO Kevin Burris.
“The healthy eating habits and exercise goals recommended by the eWellness program can make a big difference in preventing or controlling diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Premier Surgical is proud to partner with Knox County Schools in this effort.”
eWellness is an Internet based 8-week program designed to encourage participants to adopt healthy habits such as consuming more fruits and vegetables, choosing unsweetened beverages, and increasing physical activity. Knox County School staff members earn points and prizes by keeping an online diary of their efforts. At the end of the program, prizes are award for top team, individual and school participation.
“We hope that students will model the healthy choices they see their teachers making,” explained Ramona Dew Knox County Schools Coordinated School Health Specialist.
“If students see the staff and teachers eating more fruits and vegetables, they’ll be more likely to do it too.”
This is the first time Premier Surgical Associates has presented the eWellness School Participation award.
About Premier Surgical Associates
Premier Surgical Associates is the Knoxville area’s largest vascular surgery practice. Premier’s 26 surgeons perform general, vascular, endovascular, vein, bariatric, breast, laparoscopic and oncologic procedures at six local hospitals. Premier has offices in Knoxville, Dandridge, Lenoir City, and Sevierville. For more information about Premier Surgical Associates, visit www.premiersurgical.comor www.facebook.com/premiersurgical.
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