Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19
Where: Foster Field, Cushing Coliseum and Health & Sports Center – University of Nebraska at Kearney
Who: 700 fourth-graders from Alma, Amherst, Elm Creek, Franklin, Gibbon, Holdrege, Kearney, Overton, Pleasanton and Shelton
KEARNEY – The 11th annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day will bring more than 700 fourth-graders from six Nebraska counties to the University of Nebraska at Kearney this Friday (Sept. 19).
More than 170 UNK students, faculty and staff from the College of Education will lead the fourth-graders in physical activities and nutrition lessons.
Among the physical activities planned are step aerobics, team-building, participating with members of the UNK baseball team, obstacle courses and the parachute. Nutrition education will include lessons on energy balance, making healthy snacks, label logic, portion distortion, MyPlate, オンライン ブラックジャック and the importance of food safety and washing hands.
Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day – which was created by Kate Heelan, UNK professor and director of the Physical Activity and Wellness Laboratory, and Kaiti George, HyVee Dietitian – is funded by the Nebraska Beef Council, Two Rivers Public Health District and UNK. The program has now been packaged into standard curriculum, which many communities are now using.
In 2014, five other communities – Hastings, McCook, Sidney, Chadron and Alliance – will also host the event.
Over 2,400 fourth-graders are impacted by Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day.