3 MO schools to be gifted a $100K fitness center to fight childhood obesity

3 MO schools to be gifted a $100K fitness center to fight childhood obesity
The “DON’T QUIT” nominations will be accepted from Feb. 11-March 22 (Source: Pixabay.com)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Three Missouri schools will be gifted a $100,000 fitness center for demonstrating how they keep their students fit.

According to Gov. Mike Parson’s Office, the project stems from Jake Steinfeld, the Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Council.

All schools need to participate is to fill out an application and include a written essay or short video.

“I’m thankful that Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils have partnered with Missouri to help improve the health and well-being of children in our state. Teaching young people the value of setting goals while also building confidence can be invaluable in so many other ways through the course of their lives. This program has been a success all over the country, and we are grateful for this generous opportunity. I encourage every elementary and middle school in the state to apply for this gift.”
Governor Mike Parson (R-MO)
“Childhood obesity is a serious problem that can follow a child into adulthood. I’ve declared war on this preventable disease, and it’s inspiring to see elected leaders like Governor Mike Parson immediately jump on board to join the battle and welcome us into their state. Every governor we’ve partnered with recognizes that obesity is neither a democrat nor republican issue; it’s a kids’ issue and all have vowed to do everything possible to help.  So far we’ve delivered DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers to 28 states and Washington, DC and the response from students, teachers, and communities has been unbelievable.  Kids are excited about working out and being physically active and, as a result, their academic performance and self-esteem have skyrocketed.  Now, Missouri schools have an opportunity to make a change that will have a lasting impact on kids well into their future.”
Jake Steinfeld

For more information about the NFGFC or to download a nomination form, visit www.natgovfit.org.

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