Healthy Kids Community Activation Center - President’s Challenge
Through the President's Challenge, kids (and adults) earn an Active Lifestyle certificate and then aim for Presidential Champions awards by participating in any of 100 or so activities. Individuals can register online, but a group provides that extra burst of motivation and support.
How to Start ...
- Get informed. The President's Challenge website explains how kids can qualify for different awards based on participating in physical fitness activities. The site also provides an online activity log so kids can track their progress.
- Start a group. Your kids' group can be any size. You can even have the kids create a group name. Then you or someone else age 14 or older can register the group to become part of the nationwide movement!
- Decide on a few rules. Let the kids make such decisions as-
- Will you exercise or play a sport together? Or will each person choose his or her own activities?
- How will they fill in their activity logs?
- Will they have a special ceremony to receive their award certificates?
- Have fun! With activities that range from kayaking to yoga, martial arts to juggling, everyone is bound to find something active that appeals.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness began more than 60 years ago. The program has changed over time, but the goal remains the same-to encourage Americans to become and remain physically fit.
To Learn More ...
- About the Challenge: President's Challenge
- About many other government programs and resources: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport
Or Consider This ...
First Lady Michelle Obama is championing Let's Move, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. Many parts of the campaign stem from the report of a special White House task force. Download and read the report, or otherwise find out how you can get involved.
Share with Others ...
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