IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION
LIVE HEALTHY IOWA KIDS SELECTS OSKALOOSA ELEMENTARY FOR FALL FITNESS DAY
A state-wide Fall Fitness Day scheduled for October 9th.
AMES, Iowa - Oskaloosa Elementary, located in Mahaska County, has been selected to have Live Healthy Iowa Kids visit their school to host the Fall Fitness Day on October 9th. Fall Fitness Day is a great opportunity to talk with the youth at your school or organization about why being healthy is important and to show kids that physical activity can be fun. Last year, over 100,000 kids within 300 schools or organizations participated in Fall Fitness Day.
Live Healthy Iowa Kids has thrown in a new twist this year on their annual event, Fall Fitness Day. "As we enter into our fifth annual year of offering this free, one-day event to schools and youth organizations to have kids' active for an additional 30 minutes, we wanted to add something special to our schools," said Lisa Weber, coordinator for Live Healthy Iowa.
Selected by random draw, Oskaloosa Elementary, kindergarten through 5th grade, will receive a visit from the state-wide organization. "The only responsibility the school will have is to make sure all kids are present on October 9 and we will take care of the rest," said Weber. Some of the activities planned during this visit will get kids up and moving by dancing to music and walking in the Healthiest State Initiative 1k walk.
Want to get your school or youth organization involved in Fall Fitness Day? There is still time to register for Fall Fitness Day! Please visit www.livehealthyiowakids.org and click "Join Today." Any questions may be directed to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-777-8881x116.
In addition, all organizations who achieve 100% participation are eligible to win one of five awards, 1- $1,000 and 4-$250, to purchase new PE equipment, playground equipment or nutrition education resources.
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About Live Healthy Iowa Kids
Live Healthy Iowa Kids was created in 2004 as a program of the Iowa Sports Foundation and is endorsed by the Iowa Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Nutrition. Live Healthy Iowa Kids' youth initiatives are free programs encouraging Iowa's youth to be more active and learn about healthy food choices in a positive, fun way. Since they began, more than 500,000 youth have participated in Live Healthy Iowa Kids/Governor's Challenge, Go the Distance Day and Fall Fitness Day.
Live Healthy Iowa Coordinator
(888)777-8881 ext. 116