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Perkins County Schools fourth graders send the ball around the circle to catch PCS teacher Dustin Stodola.

Fourth graders learn fitness and nutrition through learning stations at annual event

The 12th annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day (NKFND) was held in Grant on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Perkins County Schools Approximately 165 fourth grade students attended from  Chase, Dundy and Perkins counties, Ogallala, Paxton and St Luke’s Catholic School in Ogallala.

“This event is a great learning experience for the students. The volunteers have a great time with fitness and nutrition stations while working with the students.” said Helena T. Janousek, NKFND Coordinator at SWNPHD. 

NKFND was held in McCook on Oct. 5 at McCook Community College (MCC) with approximately 300 fourth grade students.

This one-day event includes six nutrition and fifteen fitness stations.  “This is a fun-filled day, focused on teaching youth healthy choices.” said Janousek.  

Over 75 volunteers were utilized teaching and assisting at each of the fitness and nutrition stations.  

“Our thanks to the great volunteers,” expressed Janousek. 

The event is developed and funded, in part, by the Nebraska Beef Council and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  SWNPHD, McCook Public Schools and PCS co-chair the event with the partnership of  PCS, Hatch’s Super Foods, In & Out, MCC, McCook Lettering, McCook Optimist Club, Land of Lakes, CashWa, and the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

To learn more about the event call SWNPHD at 308-345-4223. For additional information, contact SWNPHD at 404 West 10th Street, McCook.

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