May 2, 2008
I am Moving, I am Learning is a promising project underway at Head Start to prevent and reverse childhhood obesity and promote lifelong fitness through increased physical activity and healthy nutrition choices. Young children are not physically fit just because they are young. Head Start children dance, hop, skip, jump, etc., their way through the day.
Twin Creeks Head Start classrooms offer a wide variety of educational moderate-to-vigorous physical activities. Combined with nutrition education, the children are taught a good foundation for long-term health and well being.
The Cochranton Head Start Center has sponsored several additional health and wellness activities recently. On March 13th, "Choosy", I am Moving, I am Learning's Ambassador for healthy children, visited and spoke with the children about staying healthy and healthy habits. Afterward, they all went outside to enjoy the snow by sled riding.