Elementary School students raise $5,260 during American Heart Association’s ‘Kids Heart Challenge’

Elementary School students raised over $5,260 for the American Heart Association through their participation in its Kids Heart Challenge.

The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on teaching students the importance of eating healthy and exercising to maintain good heart health. Students learned about heart health, discussed engaging in regular physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet, avoiding drugs, tobacco and vaping, and the importance of staying hydrated and good mental health. They learned all these can affect one’s health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

They also learned that jumping is a great way to exercise their hearts!

Heart Challenge lessons and activities were made possible through the joint efforts of physical education teachers Anthony Pascarelli, Leyla Johnson, Theresa Uhelsky and Joe Harrison.

See more photos on the district’s Facebook page.