Dr. Carson Honored by AAHPERD

West Virginia University’s Dr. Linda Carson will receive the Margie R. Hanson Elementary Physical Education Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education during the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance ending today in Indiana.

Carson is also the founder of Choosy Kids, a company that uses the character “Choosy” to promote healthy decision making and active learning. Carson has written children’s music and other resource materials with embedded health messages showcasing the character.

In addition, Carson has served as an expert trainer for the obesity prevention initiatives, “I Am Moving, I Am Learning” and “Little Voices for Healthy Choices,” launched nationwide by the Office of Head Start.

She currently serves on the advisory board of Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play, headquartered in Reston, Va.

Well deserved. Congratulations to Linda!