Meridian Star

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October 25, 2012

Cyclist promotes program

MERIDIAN —     Steve Stewart, a former special education teacher, rode through Meridian on his way to Alabama Wednesday to spread the word about a program designed to help elementary teachers incorporate physical activity in the classroom.

    Stewart's means of transportation is his bike. He said he is cycling through the 10 states with the highest rates of childhood obesity. Starting with his state, Kentucky, Stewart said his other destinations have been Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, and Illinois.

    He said the Integrity Challenge program he is promoting was developed out of some frustration among he and fellow teachers who were being told by officials to get children more active. At the same time schools were not receiving resources or funding to do that. Schools also were being told to get academic scores up, but increasing activity takes away from classroom time.

    The Integrity Challenge program is a 70 DVD set for kindergarten-second grade classrooms that provide moderate activity among students while reinforcing basic reading skills. There is a $250 offer with a money back guarantee for the program.

    More information and a demonstration about the instructional videos can be found on the website There also are special offers whereby participants can obtain free sets of the program for schools, including a challenge to get a 50 people to "like" the Integrity Challenge Facebook page. Stewart said some after-school programs have used the Integrity Challenge DVD sets as well.

    "Our ultimate goal is to get kids physically active without sacrificing classroom time," Stewart said.

    Steve Stewart can be contacted by email at or call (502) 229-0201.

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