Emily Munn, Auburn University School of Kinesiology
Emily is addressing total daily physical activity inclusion, and healthy coping mechanisms and decision making in middle school girls with and without developmental disabilities from the Lee county area(GOTR) program. Individuals with disabilities are often not included in after school activities and sports. Due to an increase in sedentary behavior and a decrease in physical activity, both girls with and without disabilities are at high risk for obesity as they enter their teenage years. Through GOTR, she will use a research-based curriculum to enhance the girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills. Additionally, Emily will promote an inclusive atmosphere for all girls and teach them about inclusion. The program culminates with girls participating in a 5K, giving them a tangible sense of goal-setting and achievement.
Community Site: Girls on the Run Lee County
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