How can you amplify the success of your school wellness program? Partner it with another winner! Cascade Christian School in Frederickson, WA, is a shining example of how the parallel goals of 100 Mile Club® a school-based walk/run program, and Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school physical activity and nutrition program, were met – by collaboration of the programs’ leaders.
Inspiring Quality Activity with the 100 Mile Club®
Stephanie Kelso, a former teacher aide and recess duty teacher, who now works in the office at Cascade, has a passion for fitness. A triathlete and former competitive swimmer, Stephanie knows firsthand the importance of physical activity. In January 2012, she volunteered to head up 100 Mile Club at Cascade – a program that presents elementary school students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year. It’s a big mark to hit but students of all abilities jump at the chance to score miles during designated running times before or after school, during recess and at sanctioned community events, such as local road races and family nights. Wildly popular with students and educators alike, the 100 Mile Club is in 200 schools nationwide and was one of two programs named a National Winner in the 2012 Active Schools Acceleration Project Physical Activity Innovation Competition. Read more…
ChildObesity180’s Active Schools Acceleration Project is providing $1,000 grants to schools that want to implement the 100 Mile Club. To learn more, click here.
Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 are available to schools that want to make healthy eating and physical activity improvements. To learn more, click here.