Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Project Aces May 4th at 10am at Guiteras

If you feel the ground shake slightly on May 4TH do not get nervous. It’s just millions of children all over the world exercising simultaneously.

Project ACES (all children exercising simultaneously) takes place worldwide at 10:00 am on Wednesday May 4th.

In Bristol RI, over 700 students, parents and friends will gather with a DJ on the front lawn of Guiteras School on Bristol Harbor to celebrate the importance of children’s fitness.
Eight to 18 year old kids spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media including TV, computers, video games, cell phones and movies. When kids aren’t moving, when they’re not active, they’re less likely to grow up healthy. Being sedentary is a significant factor in our country’s building epidemic of childhood obesity.
The Centers of Disease Control strongly recommend that communities take charge and turn these unhealthy trends around. First Lady Michelle Obama launched the “Let’s Move” initiative “…dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.”
We all have a role to play in reducing childhood obesity and the resulting health problems that may follow: Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Asthma, Sleep apnea and/or social discrimination. Parents, elected officials, schools, the media, health care professionals, community groups, and the private sector can lead by example and bring attention to the importance of our children’s health and fitness by joining us on May 4th.
So grab your sneakers and join us on May 4th (rain date May 5th). Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children!
For more information contact coordinator: Susan Donovan at 253 7837 or sdonovan@fctvplus.net

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just got home from this event! It is so much fun the kids would love to do it every day! Thank you Mrs. Donavan for keeping it going!