Students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation 461 class (Managing EXHPR Programs) at Colorado State University – Pueblo will host a day dedicated to promoting active lifestyles for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.
As part of the national “Let’s Move” campaign, CSU-Pueblo will lead a day of free activities, demonstrations, and access to health-related vendors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. The event will be held at Massari Arena beginning with registration at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. A full range of activities and demonstrations, including Zumba, yoga, rock wall climbing, field hockey, martial arts, tennis and several health-related vendors, will be featured between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first 200 participants will receive a free t-shirt and a special award will be presented to the school with the most participants.
“Let’s Move is a comprehensive initiative launched in 2010 by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, “Let’s Move” is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years.
The event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the CSU-Pueblo Student Recreation Center. Pueblo organizations participating include the Pueblo City County Health Department, St Mary Corwin Medical Center and Parkview Medical Center.