Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule

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Click here to visit the FitTogether website.

FitTogether is a partnership of the UNC Center for Public Television, The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation's (BCBSNC Foundation's) and the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund.  The FitTogether approach is a unique community action approach to fight childhood obesity.  FitTogether connects resources in fitness programs, exercise facilities and counseling on nutrition and health care to the people who need them.

The FitTogether workshop integrates the National Kids Count Data, Piaget theories of child development, numerous lesson plans integrating the Read-View-Do model, receipt of a full kit which includes:  videos, Max's Magical Delivery Fit for Kids DVD, Sesame Street Healthy Happy Monsters DVD or VHS, stickers, Frisbee, jump rope, a book, PBS Families magazine, Read-a-Roo plush and hand or finger puppets.  Reference is made to Be Active Kids and Color Me Healthy curriculum.

FACT: The percentage of children who are overweight in the United States doubled during the past two decades and the percentage among adolescents tripled.

FACT: Childhood overweight remains an epidemic in North Carolina affecting:

  • More than one in four (27.2%) youth 12 to 18 years of age,
  • More than one in five (23.8%) children 5 to 11 years, and
  • One in eight (14.9%) preschool children 2 to 4 years of age.

Read:

(For parents) Your Active Child: How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development through Age-Appropriate Activity by Rae Pica
(For children) (1) We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
                      (2) The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Illustrated by Iza Trapani

View:
Arthur Episode 116 DW Flips (Related to Be A Cat/Be A Tree (Yoga)

Do:
Make it a family priority to be active together!  Children should accumulate 60 minutes of physical activity every day.  Walk, run and play with your children - don't just sit on the sidelines.

Resources:my pyramid

Click here to read the report: North Carolina Has 16th Highest Rate of Adult Obesity in U.S.

Click here for additional free parent and educator resources.

Click here to learn more about the childhood crisis.

PBS Ready To Learn is supported by a cooperative agreement from the U. S. Department of Education, PR/Award Number R295A00002.