Grade 2 Energize Challenge
The Grade 2 Energize Challenge is back for 2012-2013!
Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are on the rise among youth, including the children in our area. As part of our ongoing effort to reverse this trend, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit is once again offering the Energize Challenge for children in Grade 2. The Energize Challenge is a fun way to encourage kids to get active, eat healthy foods and form good habits for life. Plus the challenge helps schools meet Physical Education and Health Curriculum requirements.
Responses to a teacher survey held at the end of last year’s Energize Challenge provided very positive feedback as well as some suggestions for minor modifications which we have taken into consideration for the 2012-2013 challenge.How the Energize Challenge works
For one week of each month (between November and April), students will have a simple nutrition or physical activity challenge to complete. For example, for one week in November, they will be challenged to eat a healthy breakfast each morning. For one week in December, they will be challenged to be active for at least 45 minutes every day. Although the challenge runs for only one week of each month, children and parents are encouraged to keep it up on their own for the rest of the month and beyond. In April 2013, there will be a final challenge that asks students to combine all of the previous nutrition and physical activity challenges into one week.
Read the 2012-2013 Energize Challenge Overview and Instructions to learn more about this fun and healthy activity.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.
Click on the links below to access and print the Energize Challenge materials. Materials are also available in hard copy for photocopying if requested. Contact your school’s EOHU health educator/promoter for additional information, challenge materials or support in promoting the challenge at your school.
For distribution to parents:
Banners and stickers will be distributed to participating schools by their EOHU health educator/promoter.