Edgewood Middle School students can now pedal their way to fitness on two Lifecycles, thanks to a donation by Healthy Harford Inc., a newly formed nonprofit Harford County health promotion organization. The two exercise machines, valued at $4,000, were presented to the school as the first activity of a planned pilot program with Harford County public schools.
Healthy Harford Inc. was created this year as a coalition of private and not-for-profit businesses and public agencies with the goal of making Harford County the healthiest community in ** Maryland by 2000.
The coalition involves all segments of the business community in a plan to promote health.
Developing a pilot program with the school is one of the organization's main goals, and encouraging better nutrition is another Healthy Harford goal.
The group is creating a Harford County Fast Food Guide for release at the 1995 Harford County Farm Fair in July. The guide will contain information about fat, calories and sodium content of items on fast food menus.