|League Members to Teach Local Youth & Families about Nutrition, Fitness, and Sport Activities
WHAT: The Junior League of Manatee County will host Get Your Fit On! as part of their international childhood obesity and nutrition education initiative, Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen. Local elementary and middle-school aged kids and their families are invited to learn about nutrition and various fitness and sport activities. By participating, the kids will be eligible to win raffle prizes such as bikes, scooters, and skateboards.
WHO: Junior League of Manatee County members and volunteers from local businesses and organizations will teach various nutrition, fitness, and sport activities to children and their families.
WHERE: Pirate City, 1701 27th Street East Bradenton, FL 34208
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th
Event 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Media Availability 9:30 – 1:00 p.m.
WHY: Florida ranks 35th in overall prevalence with 33.1% of children considered either overweight or obese. The Florida prevalence of overweight and obese children has risen since 2003.¹ By hosting Get Your Fit On!, a FREE fun-filled day of fitness and nutrition, Junior League of Manatee County hopes to help reverse the rise of childhood obesity in Florida.
The Junior League of Manatee County is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, visit our website at www.jrleaguemanatee.org
The Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative is a response to the alarming statistics that nearly one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.²
¹ Data Source: 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Data analysis provided by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative,
Data Resource Center. http://www.childhealthdata.org/
² Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA