The Voice of the Black Community
Turn the TV Off and turn the Physical Activity On
October 26, 2013Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Show map
931 Wilann Drive
KIPP Charlotte will be participating in the nationwide Make a Difference Day. We are offering KIPP Charlotte students a day to turn the television off and turn the physical activity on to fight obesity in youth and families.
KIPP Charlotte is a free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school serving 380 students in grades 5-8. KIPP Charlotte serves communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education. KIPP Charlotte is a member of KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 141 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 50,000 students.
Nationwide, approximately 12.5 million youth ages 2-19 years are obese. Obesity in children has almost tripled since 1980. Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health problems, bone and joint disorders and diabetes. During Make a Difference Day at KIPP Charlotte, students and their parents will have the opportunity to participate in physical exercise and learn how to eat healthy, an agenda that is being promoted by child nutrition experts and First Lady Michelle Obama
KIPP is seeking volunteers to lead Zumba and line dancing classes and volunteers to discuss and/or demonstrate how to prepare quick and easy healthy meals as an alternative to fast food.
If you would like to assist in making this a life changing event for KIPPsters and their families, please contact Tamiko Lockett at 980-216-9864.
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