4th Grade Challenge’s 6th year is in the books!
The 4th Grade Challenge wrapped up last week with visits from KC Wolf and Kansas City Chiefs ambassadors. These special guests help reinforce the messages of health, exercise and nutrition taught to students during this eight-week program.
The 4th Grade Challenge teaches students about ways to combat obesity, such as proper nutrition, adequate exercise and healthy habits, such as staying smoke free. Statistics have shown that at this age, children start to develop habits (both good and bad) that they will have for the rest of their lives. Heartland Health and Mosaic Life Care believe that by influencing students in a healthy way now, we will empower them to Live Life Well in the future.
As you may know, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified the top three health needs. They were mental health services, access to health resources and education, and adult and childhood obesity. Because of this feedback on the CHNA, this semester, Heartland Health and Mosaic Life Care expanded the 4th Grade Challenge to six additional area schools including St. James, St. Francis and Cathedral schools in St. Joseph and John Glenn, Amazonia and Helena elementary schools in the Savannah School District.
Please email Ryan Heldenbrand if you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming semester of the 4th Grade Challenge.