Encouraging kids to eat more fruit and vegetables and to be physically active is the annual goal of the Coaches Health Challenge. This year, students from 210 Clark County School District elementary schools participated in the program and earned a record-breaking 460,378 points – each point equals a serving of fruit, vegetables, or 15 minutes of physical activity. For their efforts, a UNLV head coach will visit each of the winning classrooms to congratulate the students for their efforts and to encourage them to continue to make healthy choices and to be physically active.
The annual Coaches Health Challenge is a collaborative effort between the Southern Nevada Health District, the Clark County School District, and UNLV Athletics. The Challenge encourages grade-school children to choose healthy food and to participate in physical activity. Each year, the winning classrooms receive tickets to UNLV sporting events in addition to the grand prize winning classrooms receiving a visit from a UNLV head coach.
A UNLV head coach will be visiting the following Coaches Health Challenge winning classroom:
· 2nd Grade – Mack Elementary School: Men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies, 8:30 a.m. Wed. May 3, Mack Elementary 3170 Laurel Ave Henderson, NV 89014
For information about the annual Coaches Health Challenge program or tips about adopting a healthy lifestyle, visit Get Healthy Clark County or call the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at (702) 759-1270.
Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, and Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the Health District on your phone by texting “follow SNHDinfo” to 40404. Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.