Schools Track 2.9 Million Minutes of Physical Activity to Earn Awards in the Fire Up Your Feet Fall Activity Challenge
This fall, families and schools across the country joined in the Fire Up Your Feet activity challenge, a program designed to encourage students, families, and school staff to walk, bike, and get physical activity in daily life. Together, students, families and school staff at more than 400 schools logged a collective 2.9 million minutes of activity!
A big congratulations to all the winners from Fire Up Your Feet partners: Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Kaiser Permanente and the National PTA! More than $35,000 was awarded to schools for physical activity and wellness initiatives such as installing new bike racks, purchasing gym equipment, or adding a salad bar to the cafeteria.
Click on the name of your state or region to see winning schools:
Nea Community Learning Center
Lakeside Middle School
Ardenwood Elementary School
Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academy
Jackson Avenue Elementary School
R.D. White Elementary
Altamont Creek Elementary School
Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
Valencia Park Elementary School
Turtleback Elementary School
Sierra Vista Elementary School
Manzanita Seed School
Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
Redwood Heights Elementary School
Golden Elementary School
Tulita Elementary School
Hearst Elementary School
Lakeview Elementary School
Fire Up Your Feet is a core program of Safe Routes to School National Partnership available to any elementary and middle school (grades K-8) nationally. Made possible in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, this program offers free resources, an online activity tracker, a school fundraising organizer, and more, all aimed at increasing physical activity before, during and after school for students, parents, school staff and teachers. The National PTA is our family engagement partner.
Any school or PTA group in the country can use a full range of free, age-appropriate resources and educational materials to encourage physical activity to, from and at school. Select regions offer the Activity Challenge where students, parents and school staff can track their physical activity for one month and the schools with high percentages of participation are eligible for cash awards to invest in school wellness activities.
Mark your calendars for the Spring Activity Challenge! New schools and participants can register at any time!
Fire Up Your Feet healthy fundraisingprovides PTAs and school groups a healthy, easy choice for a school fundraisers. This online fundraising tool inspires your family, students and teachers to get moving to raise money for the cause of fighting childhood obesity and also make a big different in your school!