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  • 1. Traci Kepley Health Initiatives Coordinator Live Healthy Iowa Kids & Go The Distance Day
  • 2. 1999 Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults BRFSS, 1990, 1999, 2008 (*BMI  30, or about 30 lbs. overweight for 5’4” person) 2008 1990 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
  • 3.
    • Chronic diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes—are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
    • Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths in the U.S., which is 1.7 million each year. These diseases also cause major limitations in daily living for almost 1 out of 10 Americans or about 25 million people.
    From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 4.
    • The Iowa Sports Foundation/Iowa
    • Games was founded in 1987
    • The Iowa Games sports festivals offer
    • Olympic-style competition for
    • athletes of all ages and abilities
    • Summer Games and Winter Games
    • events offered
  • 5. In 2009, 29,676 Iowans participated in a Live Healthy program. These participants lost over 135,000 pounds and logged over 75 million minutes of activity. Since its beginning in 2002, over 150,000 people have participated in the program, logging 26.2 million miles of activity and losing 612,147 pounds.
  • 6.
    • GTDD began in 2004, with 97 schools and
    • 27,030 youth participating
    • In 2009, GTDD grew to have 179 schools
    • and 40,604 youth participate
  • 7.
    • GTDD shows Iowa youth that physical activity is fun and makes them feel good!
    • The program increases public awareness of youth physical inactivity
    • Inform the public that physical education programs and recess are needed in our schools!
  • 8.
    • Go The Distance Day (GTDD) is a FREE, one-day event for Iowa schools.
    • How do we Participate?
    • Register your school at www.iowasportsfoundation.org
    • Plan a 30 minute physical activity for your school
    • Report your 100% participation at www.iowasportsfoundation.org
  • 9.
    • Most popular activity schools plan is a walk
    • to school or around town
    • Schools also do pick up trash around the
    • community as the activity for the day.
    • These activities allow students to become familiar with the community surrounding the school
    • Through the Iowans Fit for Life partnership a walkability assessment was created in 2009.
  • 10.
    • The Iowa Sports Foundation cash prizes:
          • 1-$1,000
          • 4-$500
    • To be eligible for the cash prizes the school has to report 100% participation for the school during their event
    • Cash prizes must go towards their physical education programs at the school
  • 11. Clayton Ridge Schools
    • The students below completed their one mile walk to the new athletic complex and a lap around the track and then completed another one mile walk back to the school.
  • 12. Go The Distance Day Pictures
  • 13.
    • In conjunction with Walk to School Day, 2009 was our first year for Fall Fitness Day
    • Fall Fitness Day is a FREE, one-day event for Iowa schools
    • The school plans a 30 minutes continuous activity for their students
    • Register and report 100% participation, eligible for Monetary Awards
  • 14. Live Healthy Iowa Kids/Governor’s Challenge
    • Endorsed by:
  • 15. What is Live Healthy Iowa Kids/Governor’s Challenge?
    • A FREE , 100 day program designed to encourage young Iowans to increase their physical activity levels and make better food choices!
  • 16. Background on Live Healthy Iowa Kids/Governor’s Challenge
    • In 2009 , 9,587 youth on 484 teams
    • logged over 32 million minutes of activity!
    • Since 2004 , over 47,000 Iowa youth have
    • participated in the program and logged
    • over 9 million miles of activity.
  • 17. Traci Kepley 1-888-777-8881 ext. 111 [email_address] www.iowasportsfoundation.org

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