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Dr. Fely Curva, Florida

by Elizabeth W. on Friday, April 4, 2014

Dr. Fely Curva has been a longtime advocate of issues relating to education, nutrition, children’s health.  For the past three years, Dr. Curva has worked closely with the American Heart Association on several issues including: physical education, shared use agreements and school food nutrition.

Most recently, Dr. Curva has stood side by side at the Florida Capitol with the American Heart Association supporting efforts to bring opportunities to children and families to go out and exercise.  While supporting the American Heart Association's effort to increase Shared Use Agreements, Dr. Curva has testified in committee, visited lawmakers and participated in grassroots activities with her volunteers to increase awareness of the issue.  “We all remember playing at our schools on the weekend and during the summer, it’s a shame that schools must protect themselves by locking up their facilities,” says Dr. Curva.  “The more opportunities kids have to play, the healthier they will be and that is something my clients can get behind.”

Dr. Curva received her Ph.D. from the Florida State University, Department in Reading and Multilingual/Multicultural Education; a Masters of Science degree in Education and Research and Evaluation; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Valdosta State College. She has been an invaluable resource for the American Heart Association’s advocacy staff in Tallahassee and will continue to work with the American Heart Association in the future.