FREE Fit Kids Fest hosted by Junior League of Savannah

You’re invited to: Junior League of Savannah Fit Kids Fest – a free interactive health and fitness event for area kids and their parents.

Fit Kids Fest is Saturday, August 25 from 2-5pm at Daffin Park’s Optimist Stadium. The event is free and open to kids K-6 and their parents. The Junior League of Savannah has also partnered with the Savannah Sand Gnats who will be awarding free tickets to the 6pm game following the Fest to the first 250 youth participants and is offering discounted tickets ($6 each) for the rest of the family.

Childhood obesity is a growing concern across the nation with trends continuing to rise in recent years. Georgia, having the 2nd highest child obesity rate in the U.S., is not immune to this epidemic with nearly 40% of the state’s children classified as overweight or obese. The Junior League of Savannah is working to draw awareness to the issue in the Coastal Empire by hosting Fit Kids Fest; an interactive event designed to show area kids that eating healthy and exercising can be fun!

The event will include interactive stations focused around the Choose My Plate and Let’s Move! initiatives. Stations will include a Build a Jump Rope station provided by Home Depot, Obstacle Course provided by CrossFit Hyberformance, and Let’s Move! dance instruction provided by YMCA of Coastal Georgia; just to name a few. All are designed to show kids that making healthy choices is important, but most importantly, they can have fun at the same time. There will also be a snack food demonstration that incorporates the Association of Junior League International’s Kids in the Kitchen program; showing kids and parents a quick and nutritious kid approved recipe that is easy to make.

Parents will have an opportunity to participate as well through health screenings provided by Memorial University Medical Center and a cooking demonstration utilizing locally sourced ingredients by celebrity chef Michele Jemison. Not-for-profit organizations will also be available on site with information about various area programs and services.

For more information or to host a not-for-profit community outreach table, call 912-790-1002.

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