Families Turn Out for Denton Elementary Fun & Fitness Night

(PDF) Feb. 20, 2018 - Earlier this month, Denton Elementary School's Fuel Up to Play 60 Club and their Wellness Committee teamed up with various community agencies and businesses to treat students and their families to an evening that combined fun and fitness.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

At Denton Elementary, the Fuel Up Club is made up of students in grades 3-5 who meet monthly to participate in physical activities, learn about nutrition and healthy habits, and serve as leaders in the school.  Fuel Up members lead the way in the school's annual walking and running events, as well as Family Fun Fitness Night, and lead school-wide "Fun Fitness Friday" activities.

75 participants attended seven sessions on exercise and fitness, nutrition, and healthy habits.  Nutrition education and fruit smoothies were provided by Ashley McLaughlin from the University of Maryland Extension office, and drinks and snacks were provided by the Denton Lions Club and the Denton PTA.  Caroline County Health Department, Choptank Community Health, and Caroline County Recreation and Parks provided families with information on healthy living. Physical activity sessions were provided by Recreation and Parks, Caroline Family YMCA, Karen Knauss from Coastal Retreat Yoga Studio, Coach Alex from Boost Basics, and Ted Rock Sports Performance/The Holloway Formula.