SCHOOLS & SPORTS

RCPS’ Chal­lenge: Com­mit to Be Fit

Rappahannock News - - WASHINGTON • SCHOOLS -

Last Satur­day (Sept. 24) marked the first day of reg­is­tra­tion for the Com­mit to Be Fit Chal­lenge, a school-spon­sored well­ness pro­gram funded by the PATH Foun­da­tion.

The $100,000 grant was writ­ten to ad­dress a need in the com­mu­nity for an over­all fo­cus on gen­eral health and well­ness. The pro­gram plans to of­fer all res­i­dents who reg­is­ter the op­por­tu­nity to take fit­ness classes, par­tic­i­pate in com­pet­i­tive events, join sup­port groups, de­sign a per­sonal well­ness plan with a nu­tri­tion­ist and well­ness in­te­gra­tion spe­cial­ist, and earn prizes for points ac­cu­mu­lated by mak­ing pos­i­tive life­style choices — all free of charge, thanks to the grant. Nearly 50 com­mu­nity mem­bers signed up last Satur­day at the RCHS Fall Fes­ti­val, a fundrais­ing event to sup­port school classes, clubs and lo­cal ven­dors.

An­other op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­nity mem­bers to reg­is­ter will be Oct. 6 at the high school when Com­mit to Be Fit will be spon­sor­ing a Well­ness Day. For com­mu­nity mem­bers and staff, the Well­ness Day event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon with var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, work­shops and demon­stra­tions tak­ing place through­out the morn­ing. At­tend the whole event, or just a por­tion. The first 150 peo­ple who at­tend will re­ceive a free gift val­ued at $60.

An ad­di­tional op­por­tu­nity will be avail­able for the par­ents of our stu­dents to join the chal­lenge. The Com­mit to Be Fit booth will be set up at the el­e­men­tary school for in­ter­ested par­ents to learn more and reg­is­ter for the pro­gram dur­ing the af­ter­noon of par­ent-teacher con­fer­ence day. This sign-up pe­riod for par­ents is 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the el­e­men­tary school.

Ad­di­tional evening reg­is­tra­tion hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Mon­day, Oct. 3 at Rap­pa­han­nock County High School. Reg­is­tra­tion for the Com­mit to Be Fit pro­gram closes Oct. 8.

For ques­tions about Com­mit to Be Fit, please con­tact Jackie Ted­er­ick, well­ness in- tegra­tion co­or­di­na­tor, at jt­ed­er­[email protected]­pa­han­nockschool­s.us. Visit the school nu­tri­tion page on­line at rap­pa­han­nockschool­s.us for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Com­mit to Be Fit team in­cludes (from left) grant writer/re­searcher Shan­non Grim­s­ley; Jackie Ted­er­ick, well­ness in­te­gra­tion co­or­di­na­tor; Jacque­line Lowe-Bar­ton and Holly Jenk­ins, well­ness in­te­gra­tion spe­cial­ists; Stacey Whitt, di­rec­tor of school...

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