Falcon Fitness Frenzy Program for Coudersport Jr-Sr High Students

COUDERSPORT – Dec. 7 – Coudersport Jr-Sr High School has been awarded a Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant of $10,000.00 to implement the Falcon Fitness Frenzy program that will provide students with a fitness program.  With rates of childhood obesity on the rise, this grant will support Coudersport Jr-Sr High School’s efforts to help students adopt healthy behaviors that will stay with them for a lifetime.

The Falcon Fitness Frenzy program is open to all students in grades 7-12 and is held after school one to two times a week.  The students have several activities to choose from with each session.  Some of the activities are; Wii games, DDR, aerobics, snow tubing at Denton Hill, cup stacking, hiking and dodge ball.  A treadmill was purchased and will be an addition to the fitness equipment that was provided to us through another grant.   Mrs. Cheryl Morey, health and physical education teacher, is in charge of the program.

Since 2007, the Highmark Foundation, through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge, has awarded more than $8 million to over 945 grants to schools in 49 counties across Pennsylvania for programs that provide nutrition education, enhance nutrition choices and increase opportunities for physical activity.

“Physical activity and nutrition play a critical role in reducing childhood obesity,” said Yvonne Cook, president of the Highmark Foundation.  “With this grant, Coudersport Jr-Sr High School will have additional resources available to educate students-and their parents-on simple lifestyle changes that can be made to improve the health and wellbeing of our children.”

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