We are so excited about the support of the Aetna Foundation for our Wellness Integration Program. Through their generous grant of $50,000 over two years Holladay Elementary in Henrico County, Patrick Copeland Elementary in Hopewell, and Marguerite Christian in Chesterfield County are implementing the Wellness Integration: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program. Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a two-year comprehensive program to improve students wellness through physical activity and healthy eating. Fit4Kids CEO Mary Dunne Stewart says, “We look forward to expanding our program through this two-year partnership with the Aetna Foundation. Because of this support, thousands of local students will move while they learn and will be given the opportunity to sample fresh fruits and vegetables.”
Currently, we are in the six month of implementation and have running clubs preparing for their spring races, hosted 95210 weeks and in each school and are about to sound the final buzzer in our March Madness competitions. Students have tasted a wide array of fruits and vegetables including spinach, cucumbers, grapes and snap peas! We even tried fruit infused water with fresh lemon, lime or orange slices.
Our classrooms are moving and grooving as well! Teachers have hosted Wellness Integration Specialists for over 950 active lessons in their classrooms totaling over 17, 791 minutes of activity and it’s only March!
Stay tuned for more updates on the program and big thanks to the Aetna Foundation!