Wellness Kickoff At Oak Ridge Elementary [GALLERY]

By: Lanetra Bennett
September 10, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Students at Oak Ridge Elementary School in Tallahassee are making healthy 'hip.'

Devin Robinson, 5th grader: "I think it's a wonderful idea because coming out here running with every body is just wonderful. If you're not healthy enough, it's acutally very bad for your lungs and bones."

Today was the Wellness Kick-off at Oak Ridge. Each student is challenged to run or walk at least 100 miles by the end of the school year. The health initiative is sponsored by two grants.

Press Release: Oak Ridge Elementary

  • This is part of the Fuel Up to Play 60, ASAP & 95210 Grants

  • FAMU Coach Earl Holmes, former Oakridge Student, and other athletes will be the “heroes” at breakfast. They will eat with the kids to encourage them to eat healthy and fuel up for the day

  • New Leaf Market will send representatives that will be dressed up as vegetables and fruits.

  • Following the breakfast there will be a check presentation and a short program to talk with the students about being healthy and active.

  • The program will be outside on the basketball court


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