, a full-service, rich- media solutions company specializing in Internet television has partnered with nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert High Voltage (a.k.a. Kathie Dolgin) to deliver nutritional and fitness content targeted to teenage girls via a web-based TV channel. The course uses video streaming, animated graphics and interactive quizzes to engage the students.
Featured on NBC's Today Show on Jan. 26, 2006, High Voltage's revamped Energy Up! program is initially being piloted in a Florida high school and then nationwide. Using Internet access or a video iPod, users can access the High Voltage Energy Up! program to learn about nutrition, healthy weight loss, exercise and self-esteem. The program, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at http://www.energy-up.com/
, allows young girls to access their own personal wellness coach wherever and whenever they choose. iQ Digital's PodCoach solution makes the same content available on Apple's new video iPod.
Endorsed by the New York City Schools and Columbia University endocrinologist Dr. Ileana Vargas-Rodriguez, the Energy Up! program uses empowerment and self-efficacy that encourages young girls to make healthy choices that benefit their overall well being.
"Through the power of TV-on-the-web and streaming media, high school students from around the globe can learn about healthy living and fitness," said iQ Digital General Manager Marcus May. "Voltage's experience combined with our innovative 'Dot TV' solution brings together a complete wellness package that is contemporary and effective."