Locals head to Medora for Roughrider Conference

Leeann Knutson, Julie Carlson, Sarah Doe, Heather Travis, Janis Harris, and Becki Andersen were six of the 200 participants at the health conference. submitted photo

Several educators and community members from the local area learned how to promote school, community and personal healthy lifestyle concepts at the 33rd annual ND Roughrider Health Promotion Conference, May 28 to May 31, in Medora.
Leeann Knutson, Julie Carlson, Sarah Doe, Heather Travis, Janis Harris, and Becki Andersen were six of the 200 participants registered.
Schools and communities from across the state sent representatives to evaluate their school health and community programs and to develop action plans for making improvements. Various sessions offered were based on the components of Coordinated School Health including health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological, social services, healthy school environment, health promotion for staff, and family/community involvement. Additional topics included substance use prevention, character education, violence/bullying prevention, chronic disease prevention and professional development.

The keynote presenters included:

“Holly Hoffman –Survivor TV Series Finalist” with Survive Life’s Challenges and Tasha Schuh- “Enjoy the Ride” a humorous presentation on inspirational leadership for all ages.

For more information, please visit www.ndroughrider.com


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