Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 7th, 2008 at 10:00 am
Acting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Steven K. Galson will be in North Portland on Wednesday (April 9) to promote the Department of Health and Human Services' Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative and to recognize the work of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA).
The visit is part of a national tour for the "Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future" program. During his visit, Dr. Galson will meet with school officials and students from the Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women in North Portland and will highlight that school's bike safety education program.
Dr. Galson plans to take a short bike ride with students and will present an award to the BTA for their, "work in promoting physical activity."
The bike safety education program at Tubman is taught by BTA staff and was funded by a seed grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in 1998. The BTA donated 20 bikes to Tubman last December.
Learn more about the BTA's bike safety education program at BTA4Bikes.org.Email This Post Possibly related posts