Stay in Shape this Summer!
The Family Nutrition Program attended a SPIKE event at Zephyr Park to kick off the summer feeding program where kids can get free meals from now until August 4th. At the event, we did exercise games, where the kids spun a wheel and had to do the exercise the arrow landed on, such as jumping jacks, lunges, jump rope, arm curls with light-weight dumbbells, and more. The kids lined up multiple times to spin the wheel again and see what their next exercise would be! It is recommended that kids and adolescents get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, with the majority of it being aerobic activity. But with TV, computers, and video games, it is hard these days to get kids to go outside and play. Kids don’t have to get exercise for sixty consecutive minutes, meaning every little bit helps to add up to an hour. Going for a walk, swimming, jumping rope, walking the dog, and dancing are all fun ways to get kids up and moving.