Spring 2015 semester of 4th Grade Challenge wraps up
The 4th Grade Challenge wrapped up this 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, 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) 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 eight additional area schools including St. James, St. Francis, Cathedral and St. Paul Lutheran schools in St. Joseph and John Glenn, Amazonia, Helena and Minnie Cline elementary schools in the Savannah School District. This spring, the program expanded to St. Joseph Christian School and Avenue City Elementary.
Please email Ryan Heldenbrand at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for the 4th Grade Challenge.