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Summer Fun, Fit For Life for Kids



Schools is done, summer is in full swing and LifeCare Public Health invites area students to participate in some healthy fun! The Fit For Life program has already started in Roseau County!

Fit For Life is a free contest that runs from June 2nd through August 3rd, and available to all students age 3 through 6th grade.

The program is designed to promote healthy activities, healthy behaviors and healthy habits. "This is a fun and creative summer activity," says Donna Johnson, PHN.

The format includes a scorecard with suggested activities like, riding bike, reading books, skateboarding, and running through the sprinkler. Other healthy ideas include, attending a summer camp, wearing a bike helmet, eating fruits and vegetables, drinking water and wearing sunscreen.

"The scorecard includes numerous recommended activities, however we hope that kids will come up with their own fun ideas to customize the program to make it most fulfilling for them and their families," says Johnson.

For those students that are already engaged in healthy summer behaviors and activities, Johnson suggests that they sign up for the program and receive great prizes for the rewarding things they are currently doing.

Some of the prizes that are planned for distribution include jump ropes, Frisbees, bug catchers, kites, balls, sidewalk chalk, toddler golf sets, playground cones and water balls. In addition, each completed scorecard will be entered in a drawing for an end of the summer GRAND PRIZE!

Kids are encouraged to invite siblings, neighbors and friends to join in some fun competition as they participate to see who can finish the most scorecards throughout the summer. Families are encouraged to get involved too and are asked to initial score cards as activities are completed.

These Fit For Life sites have contest details, score cards and will be distributing prizes.

• LifeCare Rehab Services | 715 Delmore Drive, Roseau

• LifeCare Rehab Services | 201 NE Lake St., Warroad

• LifeCare Greenbush Manor | 19120 200th St., Greenbush

• Northwest Community Action | 312 N Main, Badger

"Healthy habits contribute to a healthy community. We want everyone to have a fun summer and maybe your family will create some new, healthy habits along the way!" says Johnson.

Direct any questions to LifeCare Public Health at 218.463.3211.

Fit For Life is sponsored by LifeCare Public Health, Quin County Community Health Services and UCare.


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