The Best 30 Minutes of the Day! - Adventure to Fitness® motivates kids of all sizes, races and ethnicities to get moving and make healthy life choices. During the 2010-2011 school year, The School District of Palm Beach County continued to strategically expand this national $3.8 million dollar resource into 96 elementary schools. Adventure to Fitness® provides an easy solution for general education classroom teachers in the fight against childhood obesity and promotion of overall wellness. This resource inspires children to lead healthy lifestyles through imagination, education, and movement. Adventure to Fitness® educates and motivates students to increase physical activity and make healthier nutrition choices that may lead to improved test scores and a longer, healthier life.
Adventure to Fitness® conducts yearly surveys with the teachers and students participating in the program. These surveys are designed to evaluate the impact the program had on daily life decisions regarding physical activity and nutritional choices. Outlined below is evidence-based data that supports the effectiveness of the Adventure to Fitness® model:
- default_title87% of teachers reported that they support the Adventure to Fitness® resource so strongly that they participate right alongside their students in each adventure.
- default_title91% of teachers gave Adventure to Fitness® the highest possible scores in effectiveness of getting their students physically active.
- default_title100% of teachers gave Adventure to Fitness® the highest possible scores in:
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- default_titleEase of use
- default_titleHealthy benefits for students
- default_titleEducational content
- default_titleFun for students
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- default_title100% of students preferred participating in the Adventure to Fitness® program over video games or other forms of activity.
- default_title100% of students responded with the correct answers when quizzed on episode educational content.
- default_title100% of students selected participation in the Adventure to Fitness® program as the best 30 minutes of the day.
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Adventure to Fitness® is the #1 classroom physical activity resource in the nation. A $3.8 million dollar resource fully funded for every public elementary school in the nation.
88% of The School District of Palm Beach County elementary schools currently utilize the Adventure to Fitness® resources. We expect to reach 100% participation this upcoming school year. The District is home to Elbridge Gale Elementary, the top Adventure to Fitness® school in the nation!
During the second half of the 2011-2012 school year, The School District of Palm Beach County schools using the Adventure to Fitness® resource saw an increase in classroom physical activity by more than 330,508 minutes (5,508 hours).