New Program Promotes Healthy Activities For Students

By  //  October 13, 2012

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Commit 2B Fit

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – A new program aimed at increasing healthy lifestyles and physical fitness of students is under way in Brevard County.

A new program aimed at increasing healthy lifestyles and physical fitness has arrived for Brevard students. (Shutterstock image)

The launch of the program coincided with International Walk to School Day and is a partnership between Commit 2B Fit, Brevard Public Schools and Space Coast Transportation Planning. The program is being funded through the Florida Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant.

The Commit 2B Fit School Program is a comprehensive educational program that teaches children the basics of sound nutrition and the importance of regular physical activity. Through small daily lessons that are both cumulative and reinforcing, Commit 2B Fit aims to instill in children a pattern of behavior that can lead to a life time of wellness.

The program targets 3rd and 4th graders and will be implemented in 10 Brevard Schools each year for three years, reaching 30 schools before its culmination. It is implemented by the physical education teachers in the selected schools.

Those teachers are given training in the program, as well as the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Education Program.

Brevard schools participating in Commit 2B Fit this year for 2012 include: Central Middle School; Roosevelt Elementary: Longleaf Elementary: Roy Allen Elementary: Manatee Elementary: Sunrise Elementary: Ocean Breeze Elementary: Suntree Elementary: Ralph Williams Elementary: and Westside Elementary.

For more information about the program, call Rachel Winsten, resource teacher for physical education, health and driver’s education at 321-633-1000, ext. 387 or send an e-mail to winsten.rachel@brevardschools.org.


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