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Fire Up Your Feet Yields Cash Awards, Healthier Students

It’s no secret that healthy students are happy, more productive students. In an effort to get more kids moving towards better health, the Fire Up Your Feet Fall Activity Challenge awarded $18,500 in cash prizes to 26 schools across Southern California for logging the most combined physical activity among students, family, teachers, and staff.

The top prize of $5,000 was awarded to JCS Innovation Center in San Diego. The Southern California region winners are:

La Mesa, Avocado Elementary Schoo: Ready, Set, Go!, $250 
La Mesa, Avocado Elementary School: Third Place, $500
Mission Viejo, Bathgate Elementary School: Second Place, $1,000
San Diego, Black Mountain Middle School: Third Place, $500 
Los Angeles, Canfield Elementary School: Fire Up Your Walk to School, $500 
Santa Margarita, Carrisa Plains Elementary School: Small School    $500 
North Hills, Centers of Learning: Second Place, $1,000 
Los Angeles, Frances Willard Elem School: Ready, Set, Go!, $250 
San Diego, JCS Innovation Center - La Mesa: Jump In!, $250 
La Mesa, JCS Innovation Center - La Mesa: Southern California First Place, $5,000
La Mesa, La Mesa Middle School: Second Place, $1,000
Encino, Lanai Rd Elementary School: Jump In!, $250 
Encino, Lanai Rd Elementary School: Third Place, $500 
Canoga Park, Limerick Elementary School    Fire Up Your Walk to School, $500 
San Diego, Magnolia Sci Acad-San Diego: Jump In!, $250 
Redlands, Mariposa Elementary School: Ready, Set, Go!, $250 
Riverside, McAuliffe Elementary School:    Runner-Up, $250 
La Mesa, Mt. Helix Academy: Third Place, $500
San Diego, Perry Elementary School: Third Place, $500 
Rosemead, Roger Temple Intermediate: School Staff Award, $250 
Lemon Grove, San Altos Elementary School: Third Place, $500 
Lemon Grove, San Miguel Elementary School: Third Place, $500 
San Ysidro, San Ysidro Middle School: Fire Up Your Walk to School, $500 
Santa Margarita, Santa Margarita Elem School: School Staff Award, $250 
San Diego, Shoal Creek Elementary School: Third Place, $500 
San Diego, Sunset Hills Elementary School: Second Place, $1,000
Riverside, Taft Elementary School: Third Place, $500 
Riverside, Twinhill Elementary School: Runner-Up, $250 
North Hills, Vintage Math & Science Magnet School: Third Place, $500 

The Fire Up Your Feet challenge is held twice a year, during spring and fall, and is a part of Kaiser Permanente’s national Thriving Schools initiative to improve the health of students, staff and teachers in K-8 schools.

Since the launch of Fire Up Your Feet in 2011, Kaiser Permanente and Fire Up Your Feet have awarded more than $370,000 in awards to nearly 400 participating schools as of November 2015. These schools have used their awards to add physical activity equipment and improve programs to ensure that students get 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The next challenge will be held in May, 2016.

For details about the Fire Up Your Feet challenge, visit: http://fireupyourfeet.org/about

To learn more about Thriving Schools, visit www.thrivingschools.kp.org.