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Beginning January 9, 2012, our school will be participating in the Lycoming County Fitness Challenge with many other schools around the area. This event is sponsored by the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition (aka: The Health Coalition).
The Lycoming County Fitness Challenge is aimed at getting kids to exercise more and awards points to kids at the rate of one point for one minute of physical activity. A student receives twice as many points if they exercise with another adult family member. Exercising with your child can be an enjoyable experience for both of you.
In addition, your child can also earn points by eating fruits and vegetables. They get one point for every serving of a fruit or vegetable they eat per day. (Example: 1 small apple = 1 point or 1 apple and 1/2 cup of green beans = 2 points).
Students should record their activity minutes and nutritional points on the enclosed weekly activity and nutrition diaries. The six-week Challenge begins Monday, January 9, and continues until Friday, February 17.
Every Tuesday, children should take their completed “Take Home Activity/Nutritional Diary” from the previous week back to school for his/her teacher’s classroom tallies.
Your child needs to be monitored by you or another responsible adult family member to receive points for physical fitness activity or nutrition. For the points to qualify, a parent or guardian needs to sign the weekly activity and nutrition diaries.
Prizes will be awarded to children who earn 840 fitness points and/or 125 nutrition points over the six-week timeframe.
Remember, we want this to be a fun and enjoyable experience! We’re sure your child will learn to understand the many benefits of fitness and nutrition.
Thank you for your participation in this important health challenge.
For more information, visit www.lchic.org
Fitness Challenge 2012