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Fight 2B Fit

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It's not often you walk into a middle school and see a bunch of 7th graders doing sun salutations. But that's exactly what's happening at Mendive. Kids are participating in the Fight 2B Fit program. It's a nationwide effort to get 5th, 6th and 7th graders moving their bodies and learning about nutrition.  

For six weeks, kids log into the website and take nutrition tests, take challenges like quitting soda for a week, and watch videos for the required exercises. Once they've completed each task, they check the box and get points. PE teacher Scott Strebel brought this program to Mendive which is the pilot school in Nevada. "We have a few students who have dropped some pounds, unwanted pounds they wanted to lose so it's been great."

These kids are taking the program home to their families. And they aren't just challenging and competing against themselves, but schools all across the country. And our local kids are doing amazingly well. Jaime Verdi is also a PE teacher at Mendive. "We have two that are in the top 5 and we have 5 that are in the top 10 in the country."

And the school as a whole is tied for first in the nation! The last day of the Fight 2B Fit program is March 26th. 

If you're interested in bringing this program to your school, contact Scott Strebel at SStrebel@washoeschools.net

Written By Wendy Damonte
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