United Healthcare Activate for Kids

School Wellness Initiative

We invite you to join us as we Power Up for 30 next school year!  


Part of Georgia SHAPE, Gov. Nathan Deal's statewide initiative to combat childhood obesity, Power Up for 30 is a voluntary program that encourages every elementary school in Georgia to include an additional 30 minutes of physical activity each day. This physical activity is in addition to structured physical education classes -- not a replacement -- and can be led by any teacher. 

Research shows a strong positive relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement. Daily exercise challenges the brain so it can grow. Incorporating just 30 minutes (or more!) of physical activity into the daily school routine without altering the academic schedule can make children more alert and ready to learn.


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Posted: March 30, 2014 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


Posted: January 30, 2014 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon



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     Healthy Kids Today —

           Can Prevent Diseases Tomorrow 

 

 

Did you know that by making simple changes today, like eating healthy foods and moving more each day, has the power to give you a healthier future – one whereyou  can avoid cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other serious, expensive conditions.

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Posted: December 19, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


The Paulding County School Nutrition GSNA Team had over 75 participants at the Let's Move in to Fitness 5K. Check out the Awesome Photos.

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Posted: November 11, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


Over 600 people attended World Wide Day of Play at P.B. Ritch Middle School on September 21st. Activate4kids partnered with P. B. Ritch Middle School to promote health and fitness to the students of Paulding County. Kids ages 2 to 16, and their families were invited to the 2nd Annual Activate4Kids “World Wide Day of Play” hosted by the coaches, students and staff at P.B. Ritch Middle School. Throughout the day participants took part in activity stations that included the Blender Bike, Zumba, tennis, basketball, jump roping, CrossFit, Work-outs with the Marines and a Rock Wall. Special Guests included Eric Mathews of E-Matt Athletics and a former NFL player of the Green Bay Packers.

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Posted: October 08, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


Want Freddie Falcon to visit your school?
In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (September) United Healthcare’s Activate4Kids program has partnered with Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) and their Fuel Up to Play 60 program to encourage the students in Paulding County to track their healthy habits.
 

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Posted: September 16, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


We are Very Proud of Amy and thankful for the $1000 of PE Equipment she won for Nebo!


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Posted: August 01, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


U.S. Department of Agriculture Updates Nutrition Standards for Snacks and Drinks in Schools


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Posted: July 12, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


Eat Right All Summer Long

BY: ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Don't let your family's healthy eating habits take a vacation this summer. Summer break is a great opportunity to spend time with your kids and help them understand the importance of healthy eating.

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Posted: June 26, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


Falcons Jr. Training Camp Visits the following Paulding County Schools:  Roberts Elementary, Russom Elementary, Nebo Elementary, Allgood Elementary and Union Elementary

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Posted: May 01, 2013 by Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon


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Kimberly Rivers-Blackmon

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