The Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County has chosen to concentrate all its wellness and nutrition efforts in targeted areas, such as Golden Gate City, where all 3 public elementary schools and the middle school had screening rates for obesity that equaled or exceeded 30%.
The Coalition is addressing the need for increased access to fitness activities and healthy food options in high risk schools by developing programs such as 95210 Kids on the GO!
Kids on the Go was developed to encourage kids to exercise and to adhere to a healthier lifestyle. Participating children in grades 3- 5 run a total of 26.2 miles (a full marathon distance) over a period of six to twelve weeks. Students are motivated to build endurance, increase self-confidence, and learn to reach goals.
Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for making the Kids on the Go program possible.