Navigation Links
TLU Professor Bill Squires Receives the 2013 Texas Health Champion Award
Date:8/7/2013

Seguin, Texas (PRWEB) August 07, 2013

TLU Professor of Biology and Kinesiology William G. “Bill” Squires, Jr. is the 2013 Texas Health Champion Award winner. This distinguished achievement is awarded annually to an individual or organization who has mobilized community efforts to prevent and reduce obesity and promote physical activity and nutritional health through research, innovative partnerships, practice, policy development, social marketing or behavioral interventions. His extensive efforts are a model for health awareness and education for communities around Texas and the nation.

Presented by the Michael and Susan Dell Center For Healthy Living, The UT School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus and Live Smart Texas as part of the 6th Annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week, Squires will officially receive the honor Thursday, Sept. 12, at the University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art.

“This is a shared community award between TLU, Seguin ISD, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and the Seguin District and County Attorney’s offices,” Squires said. “TLU’s longstanding partnership with these organizations, the work of SISD’s Coordinator of Elementary School Physical Education Pete Silvius, and our new partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank are helping to make healthy activities and nutritious food more accessible to local kids. Our research has shown that students who are healthier and well nourished do better in school. We will continue working together for the children of Seguin.”

Squires has taught at TLU for more than 30 years and serves as co-chair of Seguin Independent School District’s Student Health Advisory Council with Assistant Superintendent Dot Whitman where their involvement played a significant role in the development of nine elementary school walking trails. This role, and Squires’ cooperative agreements with the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, The Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, the H-E-B Foundation Frio River Camp as well as several other local nonprofits, earned him the top spot for 2013.

William G. "Bill" Squires, Jr. is the Dr. Frederick C. Elliot Chair in Health, Fitness and Nutrition at TLU and has received funding from NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and many other private foundations. Squires has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University College Station is an expert in the physiology of humans in space. He previously worked for NASA at Johnson Space Center in Houston performing pre-flight testing in their cardiopulmonary lab and later in their biomechanics lab. His current research focuses on public health issues related to lack of exercise and childhood obesity. Squires is co-author of the textbook “Exercise Physiology.”

About TLU

Founded in 1891, Texas Lutheran University is an undergraduate university of the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies located in Seguin. For more information, visit the university’s website at http://www.tlu.edu.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb10998486.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sofia University Professor Dr. Kris Brandenburger Receives International Education Faculty Achievement Award
2. Rutgers-Camden professor examines social capabilities of performing multiple-action sequences
3. NYU Professor Li named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
4. Discrimination Towards Obese People Exposed by A University Professor
5. WesternU COMP Professor to Retire after 30+ Years
6. Creighton Professor Explores Bioethics For The 21st Century In Updated Book
7. PolyU Holds the First Inauguration of Endowed Professorships
8. Professor Patrick G. Johnston Awarded Society for Translational Oncology's Pinedo Prize
9. Professor collaborates on most comprehensive analyses of NSAIDs and coxibs
10. Sofia U Professor, Author and LGBTQ Activist Judy Grahn Wins 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award
11. American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 3 UC San Diego professors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... The Byron Eaton Agency, a Birmingham based firm that ... organizing a local charity drive to send money and support to families in the ... have fallen on Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey, raising water levels by ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Wenatchee, WA (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... tracks. The project is live on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter seeking support for ... every 6 devices has fecal matter. All shockingly revolting, yet true. The Panther iPhone ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... , an international competition, were announced on Friday, September 22 during a gala ... the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 ... ... advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, ... workshops on the development and validation of bioassays at two upcoming conferences. , ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... expand its Portable, Continuous, Miniature, and Modular (PCMM) collaboration with Pfizer and GEA ... Oral Solid Dosage line. The new PODs will provide tablet coating capability in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient ... spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... a medical device used to measure lung function for ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global ... is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. ... its Board of Directors and Chairman of Advisory ... life science companies to manage their entire validation ... paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. , Sept. 7, 2017  For nearly two ... and service in the Assisted Reproduction Insurance industry. Today, New Life Agency ... expensive fertility medications. ... http://pharmacarecard.com/ (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: