Let's Move Active Schools

Active kids do better in school. But how do we ensure that kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day? Make 60 minutes of physical activity a day the norm in K-12 schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources and tools to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an Active School environment.

When I shared that Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York started a “Rethink Your Drink” campaign, one mother exclaimed that she and her nine-year-old daughter just saw one of the billboards. It prompted a conversation about healthy beverage choices, to limit soda and reach for low fat milk and water instead. Later that day her daughter reached for a soda from the refrigerator, paused, looked at her Mom and said, “not a healthy choice, right?” Then she put it back and helped herself to a glass of water instead.

Mary Lee Bourbeau

Chemung County