Decorah Schools hosted this day long event with the goals of increasing family and community involvement in their schools, educating kids and families about the importance of healthy foods and exercise, helping families become aware of food and fitness opportunities in the community, and to get kids moving and having fun.
Decorah Schools offered their lower elementary school students an opportunity to participate in the John Cline Wellness Day on May 24, 2016. Families were welcomed and encouraged to participate in the events alongside their student.
The day proved to be a success! Children and families participated in field day events, Run and Read activities at the local track, and community wellness activities.
Participants were given the opportunity to try out five new activities available within their community of Decorah, Iowa. Some of these activities included; Taekwondo, Dance, Pilates, and Zumba. Students also participated in a variety of educational sessions including bike safety and building healthy snack activities.
Bike Safety Lessons
Ashley Christensen from NE Iowa Food and Fitness was present to help fit students with a new bike helmet. Bike helmets were given to any child who didn’t already have one of their own. Over 60 students received new bike helmets as part of the Wellness Day! The day ended with a lesson on healthy eating habits that was made fun by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and making fruit kabob caterpillars the kids could eat.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Kabobs