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Credits and Contact Information

Dr. Stu Ryan is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science at the University of West Florida. Dr. Ryan is the creator of the Fitness Fun Forever program, along with many other fitness and health related curricula and materials to assist classroom teachers. He is recognized as an expert in childhood obesity, and has made numerous national, state, and regional presentations related to childrens’ health issues. Contact Dr. Ryan at (850) 474-2597 or

George Ordway has been involved with educational multimedia and video production for ten years. He will complete a master's degree in instructional technology in 2002. He is currently the director of the virtual reality planetarium at Pensacola Christian College. Mr. Ordway can be reached at

Thanks to the featured teachers in this program: Rene Johnson and Reggie Lipnick of Brentwood Elementary School, Pensacola, Florida, and Huey Pearson, N.B. Cook Elementary School, Pensacola, Florida.

Special thanks to Lynda Kinard, Director of the Florida Coordinated School Heath Program.

This is one of many publications available through the Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, Florida Department of Education, designed to assist school districts, state agencies which support educational programs, and parents in the provision of special programs. For additional information on this publication, or for a list of available publications, contact the Clearinghouse Information Center, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Florida Department of Education, Room 622 Turlington Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400.

Telephone: (850) 488 1879  Suncom: 278-1879

Authorization for reproduction is hereby granted to the state system of public education as defined in section 228.04(1), Florida Statutes. No authorization is granted for distribution outside the state system of public education without prior approval in writing.

Florida Department of Education

Copyright State of Florida Department of State 2002
This document was created in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Division of Adolescent and School Health, project number U87-CCU408585-10.