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The Fire Up Your Feet Fall Challenge is Here
According to a recent call to action from the Surgeon General, walking is the perfect way for Americans to get the physical activity they need for good health. This fall, let the Fire Up Your Feet challenge help you and your school-aged children walk your way to better health… and earn awards for your local school while you’re at it.
A Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools offering, the Fire Up Your Feet challenge runs October 1 – 31, and it rewards K-8 schools for tracking and logging the most combined physical activity. With participation, schools become eligible to win one of many awards totaling $41,000 in California alone, to help improve their physical activity and wellness programs.
How the Challenge Works
Fire Up Your Feet is a free online program available to all elementary and middle schools (grades K – 8) nationwide, aimed at increasing physical activity. Families, school staff, and teachers can register and compete for challenge awards for their schools.
When you and your children enroll in the Fall Activity Challenge, you can track the minutes you spend in physical activities and earn awards ranging from $250 to $5,000 for schools with the greatest participation based on enrollment.
How to Register for the Fire Up Your Feet Fall Activity Challenge
If you have school-aged children or grandchildren or you are active with your local public or private schools, here is how you can get involved.
- Go to FireUpYourFeet.org and register yourself and your students.
- Sign up for the Activity Tracking Challenge to track your family’s physical activity during the day to compete to win awards for their schools.
- Spread the word! Encourage your friends, relatives, teachers, and school staff to sign up.
- Get additional information at www.fireupyourfeet.org.
Why Fire Up Your Feet?
Good school health has always been a priority for Kaiser Permanente, which is why we teamed up with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Parent Teacher Association to promote Fire Up Your Feet and the Fall Activity Challenge.
We know that walking helps people stay both physically and mentally healthy. However, there are barriers to choosing even this simple form of physical activity, depending on where we live. Some of our neighborhoods can present barriers to walking including safety and accessibility issues.
In addition to encouraging walking, Kaiser Permanente is a strong advocate for improvements to community walkability and programs and policies that make the decision to walk easier. Our partnerships with The Public Land Trust, The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and more help to improve the health of the communities we serve, and they fully align with Step It Up! the Surgeon General’s recent call to action to promote walking and walkable communities.
To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to healthy communities visit:
Thriving Schools: http://community.kp.org/be-informed/program/thriving-schools