Fit Kids teaches pre-school and early elementary school children about nutrition and physical activity through fun, interactive lessons during after school programs and summer camps. In each hour-long lesson, students participate in 30 minutes of nutrition education and 30 minutes of physical activity. The program is weekly for 4 consecutive weeks.
Nutrition lessons are based on the US Department of Agriculture MyPlate nutritional guidelines and include games, crafts, activities, and discussion.
During physical activity time, the students play a variety of games and activities such as relay races, jumping rope, and they learn how physical activity can be a fun part of their everyday lives.
Fit Kids was developed by the Norwalk Health Department and the exercise science programs at Sacred Heart University and Norwalk Community College more than 10 years ago. The Health Department re-launched the program in Summer 2022.
If you are a childcare provider, after school program, or summer camp in Norwalk interested in hosting Fit Kids Program, please contact us to learn more!
Please note: The Norwalk Health Department partners with Norwalk Child Care Providers to run Fit Kids. This program is not available for individual sign up.
Health Education Associate
More Information about Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Kids
- Let’s Move!
- USDA MyPlate
- The Consortium to Lower Childhood Obesity in Chicago
- Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity