United Way staff volunteer in Fit Kids program

Volunteer

On Wednesday, February 13th team members from United Way went to the Health Education Council site of the United Way Fit Kids program. Volunteers took a tour of the Grant High School garden and demonstration kitchen before helping high school students lead activities with a group of elementary school age Fit Kids who were on a field trip to visit the garden.After sharing some laughs and completing some fun icebreakers with the Fit Kids, the group split into two with one group working on tilling the garden in preparation for the Spring while the other learned about composting, worms and all!

Fit Kids is working to decrease childhood obesity by preventing weight gain for children at risk of obesity and promoting weight loss for children who are already obese. Youth and their parents will learn about the importance of healthy nutrition and physical activity, as well as how to include them in their daily lives. And we’re seeing great results! Learn more about Fit Kids and consider bringing your group out to volunteer and see the program in action! Thank you to the students who shared their experience with us and the Health Education Council staff for being wonderful hosts.