The Amherst College Swim and Dive Team in conjunction with the
Amherst College Athletic Department and the Crocker Farm, Fort River and
Wildwood Parent Guardian Organizations are pleased to announce the
inaugural "Let’s Move Amherst Elementary!"
The event will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 1:00 PM –
4:00 PM in the Amherst College Alumni Gym. The event is free, and open
to all K – 6 Amherst students and their families; no registration
required. Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Campaign for Public
Health, the goal is to promote active lifestyle choices that build
healthy families, schools and communities. The day will feature a
variety of options for families to move together, including parent/child
yoga, Jazzercise classes, a one-mile walking loop, pick-up games and a
boot camp. All families are encouraged to come out and be Sixty Minute
In addition to these fun-filled exercise options, there will be talks
about healthy meal choices from local nutritionists,information about
sun protection, an "Ask a Pediatrician" table, as well as nutrition
information from local restaurants and fitness centers. All activities
will be facilitated by Amherst College Students, student athletes and
local fitness instructors. Healthy snacks will be provided.
For more information, please contact Andrea Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Demling at email@example.com
This event is being sponsored by the Amherst Elementary Parent
Groups, the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, Amherst
College Athletic Department and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.