Hy-Vee Kids Fit Encourages Kids

Oskaloosa Elementary students took part in Hy-Vee’s Kids Fit on Tuesday at Statesmen Stadium.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Hy-Vee Kids Fit program made it’s 3rd annual stop to Statesmen Stadium [Lacey Stadium] on Tuesday morning, and approximately 1000 kids hit the field.

Once on the field, the students were encouraged to get moving with games to compete across the different grade levels.

Kids also learned what foods would be healthy choices, and what foods would be best in moderation. Also discussed were sugary drinks, while the consumption of water was encouraged.

Oskaloosa Hy-Vee Store Director Gerad Curry was at the stadium to help Kids Fit happen, and to take in the sight of all those students participating in the fun.

Curry said that Hy-Vee has a healthy living theme, and the Kids Fit team was there to teach kids about fitness, healthy eating. “It’s just a great thing. I think the kids are having a blast today.”

Started back in April of 2016, “It’s just grown and grown and grown. The wrapped RV, pickup truck, and Mini Cooper add some visual spark and excitement as the kids enter the stadium.

The program travels around Hy-Vee’s eight-state territory doing similar events for kids wherever they are invited. “It just keeps getting bigger every time,” added Curry.

Curry said that the program is important for Hy-Vee because it “connects with our culture. We always want to try and do good in the community. We want to make lives easier, healthier, and happier, and I think this is just one way that Hy-Vee takes what we say and puts it into action.”

Oskaloosa Elementary PE teacher Jennifer Peterson said the Kid’s Fit Program is important because it helps students bond together “and get up and move.”

“We come to the stadium. We have a wonderful day. It’s a lot of fun for them,” added Peterson. “Hy-Vee is such a wonderful sponsor for us.”

“For the kids, it’s so important for them to learn at a young age how important it is to eat the right kinds of foods, and what it takes to stay healthy,” Peterson said. “It’s just so important that we learn young and form those good health habits.”

Peterson thanked Hy-Vee, Mahaska Health, Oskaloosa Police Department, Oskaloosa Fire Department, Mahaska County Emergency Management. “We’re just so blessed to have the community support that we do, to get 1000 kids over here safely and back safely.”

Peterson also thanked Mike Dursky for his support with the program. “He’s been fantastic every year we do this”

Jennifer Peterson who’s been Oskaloosa’s Elementary PE teacher announced that this was her last year at the school as she moves into a new role at William Penn University.

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