Lori Smith, instructor of physical education, Malcolm Price Laboratory School, (319) 273-2558
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School recently received a $155,000 grant from the National School Fitness Foundation.
Funds will be used to collect research and data gathered from students grades six through 12, and later from parents and the community. The program's goal is to fight the epidemic of obesity and chronic inactivity among youths. The grant includes brand new fitness center cardiovascular training equipment and on-going curriculum for regular use. Funds will also purchase a computer and printer, and bio-impedence machines to collect and record research data.
According to Lori Smith, physical education instructor at MPLS, 'The equipment will bring our PE program into the 21st century with full use of technology needed for valuable assessment.'