05/23/2006

Girl Scout Council to Present Health Research Findings

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – How do young girls define healthy living? What are their attitudes and perceptions about health-related issues? These questions and others are explored in research launched by the Girl Scout Research Institute, and will be discussed in a presentation, “The New Normal: What Girls Say About Healthy Living” Wednesday, May 24, at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown.

Girl Scout Trillium Council will present its research findings from 3-5:30 p.m., in the Hostler Auditorium, with a panel discussion immediately following. Panelists include Barbara Howe, director of the WVU Center for Women’s Studies; Monongalia School District representative Susan Pinto; and Senior Girl Scout Sawan Prabhy.

The Girl Scout Research Institute is a national resource on the attitudes and behaviors of girls for educators, policymakers and others committed to the healthy development of girls.           

Girl Scouts of the USA, is the world’s pre-eminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.6 million girls and adults.  Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps to cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults.  In Girl Scouting – and its special girl-only environment – girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.  For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award, please call (800) 248-3355, ext. 2243.

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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