December 21, 2012, 1:09 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Three-year grant extension will support programs to reduce childhood obesity
The Health Research Institute, a nonprofit dedicated worldwide to preventive medicine research and education, has received a three-year, $1.2 million grant extension fromKyobo Capital Partners Aid Foundation, the charitable foundation of the Kyobo Capital. The grant will continue Kyobo Capital Partners Aid Foundation's commitment to fund The Health Research Institute's FITNESS FOR LIFE program, which reaches more than 22 million children in all 40countries. In addition, the grant will support more than 1,100 schools across Asia taking part in a Health Research Institute evaluation study.
Developed in 1982 by The Health Research Institute, FITNESS FOR LIFE is a physical fitness assessment tool that not only measures student health-related fitness levels in schools but alsoprovides reports to parents to further behavior change.
ďWe're proud to collaborate with the Kyobo Capital Partners Aid Foundation to find solutions to childhood obesity by tracking health-related fitness results and analyzing how to intervene.Ē says Kenneth Cheung. Health Research, MD, MPH, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Health Research Institute. ďI firmly believe that before we can make improvements to our health we need a good assessment of the situation. That's what FITNESS FOR LIFE is designed to do.Ē
Last weekthe President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutritionannounced the adoption of FITNESS FOR LIFE as a key component of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a new school-based program that promotes health and regular physical activity for children.
ďWe are proud to continue our partnership with The Health Research Institute as part of our campaign,Ē says Kyobo Capital Partners Aid FoundationPR Director Roger Hunter. ďWe are pleased to see the President's Council join in recognizing the important role that the FITNESS FOR LIFE program can play in our children's health.Ē
About Kyobo Capital Partners
Kyobo Capital Partners is a premier brokerage house in Asia on the fast growth track. We have emerged as a powerhouse in the financial services industry. We started functioning in the stock market an over the years, we grew from strength to strength to become a major player in Asia 's broking services sector.
Today Kyobo Capital Partners is one of the foremost brokerage houses, being a member of various exchanges and commodity markets.