Tauber Academy Launches New Curriculum to Boost Brain Power

Tauber Academy Launches New Curriculum to Boost Brain Power

South Beach Diet Dr. Arthur Agatston & University of Miami Education Dean among speakers at open house


Aventura, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 18, 2007–The Miriam and Herman Tauber Academy, located at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, launched its new academically smart and healthy curriculum to a packed house.

Dr. Arthur Agatston of South Beach Diet fame with Tauber Academy School Board President Laura Tauber, headlined the event, announcing his breakthrough Healthy Options program for school children that will be in place at Tauber Academy at the start of the new school year. This innovative program integrates healthy meals and snacks with nutrition and lifestyle education and increased physical activity in the school setting.

Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky, Dean of the University of Miami’s School of Education, spoke on behalf of UM as Tauber Academy’s academic partner, sharing the importance of teaching the whole child and linking physical, psychological, and educational competencies.

Dr. Prilleltensky said, “This is an exciting opportunity for an academic institution to collaborate with a forward-thinking school like the Tauber Academy about ways to motivate students to reach higher levels of ethical, emotional, and intellectual development.” The partnership between the University of Miami and Tauber Academy will explore how their efforts can further enhance children’s academic excellence and life-long success.

Dr. Michelle A. Lombardo, president of the OrganWise Guys excited the audience with her live and cartoon-based program on healthy nutrition and physiology for students of all ages.

Classical Pilates studio owner and educator Renee Ricca provided the Pilates and Hip Hop demonstration with student participation, stressing the need for physical fitness in the school setting.

Laura Tauber, president of the Tauber Academy School Board, said, “Based upon the most recent scientific research, academic performance increases when combined with physical fitness and healthy nutrition. Therefore, we have partnered with some of the country’s leading authorities in the fields of education, nutrition and exercise physiology to create an environment that enables each of our students, to become the best that he or she can be both scholastically and personally. We are focused on both the academic and non-academic needs of each student and are mindful that a healthy environment can build strong minds and strong bodies, which builds self confidence and self esteem. The Tauber Academy’s mission is to instill a love of learning in each of our students while encouraging healthy choices that will last a lifetime.”

The Miriam and Herman Tauber Academy was founded in 1992 in Aventura, Florida. It is a Conservative Jewish Day school that provides a quality secular as well as religious education for students from 8 weeks of age through the 8th Grade. Call 305-931-0010 or visit tauberacademy.com.

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Tauber Academy Launches New Curriculum to Boost Brain Power