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RECIPIENT of Fall 2018 grant INITIATIVE

Dallas Picard, BSN, RN, NCSN

Project Title

Boys Run Club grades 3-5 with different backgrounds

Project Goals/ Objectives

Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for promoting lifelong health and well-being and preventing various health conditions. The 2008 US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day. Unfortunately, many children and adolescents do not meet the recommendations set forth in the Physical Activity Guidelines for American

We will meet 2 times a week for 45 minutes for 6 weeks. Meetings to include team building and learning about healthy habits. We will work on establishing goals, learning how to and importance of stretching, breathing, pacing, endurance and finish with a 5K. The run club will be concluding with our boys running in the local Autism Societies 5K to help raise awareness.