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An OnQ Special Report

A new initiative of the Highmark Foundation, is an investment in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors in children and adolescents.


OnQ Special Edition: Highmark Healthy High 5 - a new initiative of the Highmark Foundation, is an investment in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors in children and adolescents.

Cover Story: Highmark Healthy High 5 Overview - OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on this five-year, $100 million dollar program which will address five critical children's health issues - nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying.

Also Tonight: The KidShape Program helps children and their parents make good choices in nutrition and exercise. OnQ contributor Lynn Sawyer reports.

Additional Information:
KidShape Program 1-866-283-4995

And: Highmark's Kweilin Nassar discusses the Healthy High 5 initiative and its goals.

OnQ Special Edition: Highmark Healthy High 5

Healthy High 5 BullyingCover Story: Bullying - OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports from the Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, which houses a renowned center to deal with bullying.

Also Tonight: Guests Matthew Masiello, M.D. from the Conemaugh Health System's Office of Community Health and Shiryl Pritts, director of Education at Victim Services. Pritts is also a trainer with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Additional Information:
Conemaugh Health System Office of Community Health: 814-534-6008
Victim Services: 814-288-4961

OnQ Special Edition: Highmark Healthy High 5

Healthy High 5 Self EsteemCover Story: Self Esteem - One of many helpful programs is CLAAY (Career Literacy for African American Youth), which guides young people through career mentoring and academic tutoring.

Also Tonight: Targeting Self Esteem Issues Head-on! - Pittsburgh girls engineer a "Girl-Cott," claiming a retail giant's T-shirts are offensive. Their boycott of Abercrombie and Fitch not only makes international headlines, it bolsters confidence in teens worldwide. This segment is contributed by OnQ's sister program, Teens OnQ, which airs Sunday nights at 7:30pm.

Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania

And: Robert Noll, Ph.D., Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, discusses self esteem issues.

Healthy High 5 GrievingOnQ Special Edition: Highmark Healthy High 5

Cover Story: Grieving - Four children coping with the loss of their father get help from Highmark's Caring Place. OnQ contributor Lynn Sawyer reports.

Also Tonight: Managing Grief and Emotions - From our sister program Teens OnQ young people gather to discuss the loss of family members and friends.

And: Guests - Terese Vorsheck, director of Highmark's Caring Place, and Marilyn Chapla, Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support.

Additional Information:
This list of books was recommended by The Caring Place in Pittsburgh, PA:
Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins, Enid Samuel Traisman
The Grieving Teen, Helen Fitzgerald
How it Feels When a Parent Dies, Jill Krementz
Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers, Earl A. Grollman
Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide, Earl Grollman

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