Fitness and Nutrition

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For the past 16 years America On Track has been implementing mentoring programs that include fitness and nutrition as well as other youth asset building components. With the PEP grant, On Track has been able to greatly expand the fitness & nutrition program to now include nutrition seminars for parents (for details of the various services, see the Physical Education section).

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body;
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy

In the summer of 2007, America On Track spearheaded a campus beautification project at Kennedy Elementary School that included a 100-foot mural along the entire length of the school that focused on nutrition and fitness.

On Track was instrumental in ensuring that the mural had a positive message to promote eating more fruits & vegetables and drinking more water. Better fitness and healthier eating habits are key elements of our Kids On Track programs.

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