Family Fitness Night
- Jan Grenko Lehman, Grant Wood Elementary School
- Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation
We held a family night that included three stations for students and parents to rotate through during the evening. We greeted parents and gave introductions of the activities and talked about Fuel Up to Play 60 and the importance of being active 60 minutes a day and making healthy eating choices. Station one was our nutrition station with Melissa from Iowa State Extension and Pick a Better Snack. She had four students explain the program and how making healthy choices is important. She then showed the group how to make a yogurt parfait with yogurt and blueberries. The next station was Action-Based Learning with several staff members. They shared fun, easy activities parents can do with household items to make learning fun and active at home. The final station was in the gym with 10 fitness stations, including our new climbing wall. Each station lasted 20 minutes and the plan is to hold another Family Fitness Night in the spring.