The PowerUp School Challenge is back.
The PowerUp School Challenge is a four-week program that inspires kids to PowerUp every day with five servings of fruits, veggies and fun physical activity. The Challenge kicks off with a high-energy school assembly with music, dancing and games led by Radio Disney. Hundreds of kids get dancing and cheering about colorful fruits and veggies, and their favorite physical activities.
The School Challenge began today (Wednesday, Feb. 5) at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School. The challenge is offered free to every public, private and charter elementary school in Stillwater, Mahtomedi and Somerset, Wis. This year, the Challenge is also expanding to Hudson and New Richmond Wisconsin, in partnership with Hudson Hospitals and Clinics and Westfields Hospital.
We are so excited to launch the school challenges today with Radio Disney! Chomp is even making a guest appearance! pic.twitter.com/usC0Gi6IfY
— PowerUp (@PowerUpHealth) February 5, 2014
Last year, the School Challenge reached 14 elementary schools and more than 5,500 children.
During the four-week program, the Challenge focuses on a different color of fruits and veggies every week. Students celebrate “Groovy Green Week” with green broccoli and kiwi and have fun with tomatoes and strawberries during “Rockin’ Red Week.”
In the classroom, students participate in activities such as tracking the number of fruits and veggies they eat each day. Families are also encouraged to join the Challenge with the new Power Pack Family Magazine sent home with every student who participates, and is full of family activities, tips and recipes to help the whole family PowerUp with fruits and veggies at home while the Challenge is happening at school.
The schools receive all the supplies they need and prizes for the kids to make the Challenge a success. By participating, schools can also earn PowerUp Bucks that can be used to purchase supplies, equipment or resources that help improve student wellness.
Visit www.powerup4kids.org for more information.
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