State starts new fitness campaign

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- On Thursday Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state is bringing multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign to Connecticut help combat childhood obesity.

“Childhood obesity is a problem that we must address, not just in Connecticut but across the country,” said Governor Malloy. “This program provides a great opportunity for all elementary and middle schools in the state to introduce innovative ideas for improving physical fitness.”

The campaign encourages and rewards innovation in the field of youth fitness by awarding fitness centers to elementary and middle schools that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness.

 

The nomination process opens Thursday at http://www.natgovfit.org  and will run through the end of May. Three Alliance District schools, selected by the National Foundation, will be deemed National Champion Schools and will each be awarded $100,000 state-of-the-art Live PositivelyTM Fitness Centers for their efforts. 

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