SCHOOLS TAKE “KIDS IN THE KITCHEN” CHALLENGE
Events Promote Nutrition, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles
Two Fort Worth ISD schools are challenging students to eat healthier, drink more water and get moving. McLean 6th Grade Center and North Hi Mount Elementary have partnered with the Junior League of Fort Worth on its Kids in the Kitchen initiative.
Kids in the Kitchen aims to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Studies show children with obesity problems have lower test scores, lower self esteem and are more likely to be obese as adults.
The schools will participate in three challenges:
“Bee Hydrated,” Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water or more a day, May 7-16
“Wild Walk,” Count your steps try to walk 10,000 steps each day, May 7-16
“Junk the Junk Food,” Make healthy food choices three days in a row, May 14-16
Students received a string backpack, sports water bottle and pedometer at kick-off events held at each school.
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Every time a child completes a challenge, his or her name will go into a drawing for various sports and fitness prizes, including a Wii Fit, bike and other athletic equipment.
The campaign will wrap up with a special event for students and families at the TCU Recreation Center on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be health and wellness booths, fun activities, prizes and other giveaways.
Chesapeake Energy is a proud sponsor of the Kids in the Kitchen initiative.
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