Program funded: September 2014 through August 2017
Decreased activity levels among children, as well as increased caloric intake through portion size and selection, have combined to create a generation of children whose life expectancy is less than their parents. Move 60! educates youth and their parents/guardians about proper physical activity so they can maintain these skills beyond the program’s support. Move 60! launched in eight elementary schools in the Edmonds School District, expanded to serve 16 schools in 2012 and full participation by all elementary schools in the district in 2013. The free before- or after-school program exposes students to games and activities such as running, walking, hiking, tennis, dance, jump rope and biking. Fitnessgram, Activitygram and student journals help ensure progress.
For more information, visit the program website.