2013 Fall Whole Foods Kids on the GO! – 500 Children will be Participating!

LOGO_WFM_Kidsonthego-VerticalWe are excited to announce that we have 5 elementary schools participating in the Whole Foods Market Kids on the Go! program during the Fall.  Over 50O children from grades 3-5 from Golden Gate, Golden Terrace, Mike Davis, Shadowlawn and Highland elementary schools will be participating.

Participants in the Whole Foods Market Kids on the Go program will run a total of 13.1 or 26.2 miles, the equivalent of a half or full marathon respectively, over the course of a 6-12 week period. Health champions at the respective schools will monitor children as they run increments of the target distance. Children will run on school property either before or after formal school hours. Health champions log the children’s progress and those kids who achieve the 26.2 mile goal can participate in a final celebratory mile run at the local feeder high school.

The final mile run ceremony is scheduled for Monday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m in Golden Gate High School. Each child will receive a T-shirt and, upon successful completion of their run, they also will receive a medal as well as fresh fruit and water from the program’s generous title sponsor, Whole Foods Market.

The Whole Foods Market Kids on the Go program was developed to help children fulfill the 1 hour physical activity portion of the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition 95210 Let’s Go! campaign. 95210 provides an easy way to remember how to lead a healthier lifestyle where 9 represents the number hours of sleep a child should get each day, 5 signifies the number of servings of fresh fruits and veggies one should consume each day; 2 is the maximum amount of screen time – TV/ video games – a child should view each day; 1 hour of physical activity as mentioned and the 0 reminds children to avoid all sugary beverages and tobacco products.

Mike Davis Elementary School children before their morning run.

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Mike Davis Elementary Schools making 95210!

Special thanks to Collier County Public Schools, Department of Health in Collier County, Sports Club and the title sponsor of the program Whole Foods Market for making this program possible.

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