In a partnership with Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital, school staff members will be working along side hospital volunteers to encourage health and fitness amongst the children.
Students will be given incentives to eat healthy and exercise including new bicycles. Parents will also receive nutritional information.
Henry Ford Wyandotte President and CEO Denise Brooks-Williams will be attending.
“Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital understands that in order to be successful in school, our children need the support from home, school and community,” Brooks-Williams said in a Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital release. “As partners, we share the responsibility for our kids’ success.”
At the event, school and hospital officials will show off prizes and explain the new program. Students will then head outside to run around the school track.
The entire effort is in conjunction with the Feelin’ Good® Mileage Club, North America’s premier walking and running program for schools.
Last year, more than 2.5 million children in nearly 15,000 schools logged almost 30 million miles. The activities helped reduce playground hassles, increase kids’ learning readiness and fight obesity, according to the release