4th Grade Challenge Fall 2014

4th Grade Challenge Fall 2014

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, in its seventh year, teaches students about ways to combat obesity using proper nutrition, adequate exercise and healthy habits and staying smoke free. Statistics have shown that at this age, children start to develop habits (both good and bad) they will have for the rest of their lives. Mosaic Life Care believes 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 in St. Joseph. They were mental health services, access to health resources and education, and adult and childhood obesity. Because of this feedback on the CHNA, Mosaic Life Care expanded the 4th Grade Challenge to seven additional area schools including St. James, St. Francis and Cathedral schools in St. Joseph as well as John Glenn, Amazonia, Helena and Minnie Cline elementary schools in the Savannah School District. This spring, the program will expand to St. Joseph Christian School and Avenue City Elementary.

Please email Ryan Heldenbrand at ryan.heldenbrand@mymlc.com if you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming semester of the 4th Grade Challenge.

4th Grade Challenge

4th Grade Challenge