Hubbard Heights, W.J. Turner Crowned FitWorth Challenge Winners
Fort Worth ISD’s Hubbard Heights and W.J. Turner elementary schools are the 2018 winners of the Mayor’s FitWorth Challenge.
The wellness contest, now in its seventh year, encouraged school physical education classes to get an hour of physical activity, eat five servings of fruits and vegetables, drink six to eight servings of water and read extra minutes during the month of October. Schools practicing healthy habits and accumulating the most physical activity minutes are recognized as the challenge winners.
On Friday, December 14, Hubbard Heights, which logged the highest average in the challenge, was presented with a $1,000 check for the purchase of new PE and recess equipment. Over at W.J. Turner Elementary, the school with the highest average fruit and vegetable consumption, the United Fresh Start Foundation and FreshPoint donated a new salad bar to the school cafeteria.
Overall, more than 29,000 FWISD students “logged 23 million minutes of physical activity, 1.7 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3.7 servings of water and 12.9 million minutes” reading throughout the challenge, according to FitWorth officials.