Hubbard Heights Elementary Takes First in Fifth Annual FitWorth Mayor’s Challenge
FORT WORTH, TX – Hubbard Heights Elementary School bested a field of 80 elementary, middle and high schools across the Fort Worth ISD to win the 5th annual FitWorth Healthy City Initiative Mayor's Challenge. More than 20,600 children across the Fort Worth Independent School District participated in the Challenge, which ran January 30-February 24.
Students were challenged to log 60 minutes of daily physical activity, eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, drink six to eight servings of water daily and, for the first time ever--to support The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership--clock minutes of daily reading. Over all, students from all participating schools racked up totals of: 301,003 hours of physical activity; 1,251,570 servings of fruits and vegetables; 2,510,633 servings of water; and 162,850 hours of reading.
The winner was determined by the highest amount of daily physical activity tracked. Hubbard Heights students logged an average of 125 minutes of daily physical activity, followed by Waverly Park Elementary with 113 minutes, Bonnie Brae Elementary with 90 minutes, Lily B. Clayton Elementary with 89 minutes and Worth Heights Elementary with 86 average minutes.
Hubbard Heights will be awarded $1,000 for new PE or recess equipment from FitWorth, and will have a school visit from Mayor Betsy Price on Thursday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to work in collaboration again this year with Mayor Price and FitWorth,” said Georgi Roberts, Director of Health, Physical Education and Coordinated Health for the Fort Worth ISD. “I know that the schools, families and community working together will insure our children have the health they need to be successful in school and life.
FitWorth is a family-focused initiative of Mayor Betsy Price and the Fort Worth City Council launched in September 2012 to address the growing trend of childhood obesity in the city.
Hubbard Heights is located at 1333 West Spurgeon Ave in Fort Worth.