Event Recap: Get Kids Movin! Where Kids Jump, Run, Play and Dance to Fight Childhood Obesity

April 6 Get Kids Movin! Attracts over 200 Families to The Boulevard at The Capital Centre
Chi Chi Monet and her sister Zoe with Beans and Frank
Chi Chi Monet and her sister Zoe with Beans and Frank
April 15, 2013 - PRLog -- (Largo, Maryland) – Who says exercise can’t be fun for kids? When you combine interactive activities like hula hooping, jump roping, dancing, running, music and fashion all in the same day, you “Get Kids Movin!” to fight childhood obesity. On April 6, that’s exactly what the kids’ health and fitness tour accomplished.  

The Boulevard at The Capital Centre attracted over 200 kids and parents who stretched, jumped, jogged… with Nike Trainer Deanna Jefferson; LaToya Morton of MECKids.com; LaTonya Swann, winner of BET’s Born to Dance and owner of Seize the Dance Gym. The ‘edutainment’ puppet duo Beans-n-Frank stopped by to help get kids moving as well.

“There was no better event to usher in spring, and the weather could not have been better. The event was a great excuse to get the kids outdoors and moving ...Literally,” said Mom/Radio Host Erin Martin of Bag Ladies Radio.

Youth from Dreams Work, Inc. taught kids the importance of health through performing arts skits. Healthinista Tosh Patterson of Be Well, Eat Well, Live Well along with Recording Artist/Fitness Expert Green Tea and “Sherrella La Bella” of The Good Thick Project taught a healthy eating workshop. After that, the kids moved again and discussed what they learned in a trivia session led by W.O.W Radio’s Caribgem.

If that weren’t enough to motivate the youth to get moving, 10-year-old Recording Artist Chi Chi Monet performed her new single, “Move,” which became the premise of Get Kids Movin! when the tour launched in November 2012. Breakthrough Recording Artist Reesa Renee hosted Get Kids Movin! while DJ Heat of WPGC 95.5 FM provided the tunes.

Get Kids Movin! concluded with a kids fashion show presented by Sports Zone Elite and The Children’s Place.

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"Get Kids Movin' was definitely an event for the books! Celebrating the health and wellbeing of our children means we should always have conversations about what our kids eat and how they move which affects their success in school and in life,” said Community Organizer Courtney Bennett. “I recommend #GetKidsMovin because it was so refreshing to see so many parents from all different backgrounds with youth of all different ages learn, play, and move together."

To learn more about Get Kids Movin or to register for the email list, visit GetKidsMovin.com.

Get Kids Movin! sponsors and partners include Sports Zone Elite, Think Brown INK, The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Chi Chi Monet, Reesa Renee, Green Tea, Dreams Work, Inc., WOW Radio, MECKids/MECKids.com, Seize The Dance Performing Arts Gym, Fab Body Factory, Dreams Work, Inc. Be Well, Eat Well, Live Well.  

Special thanks to all supporters of the Get Kids Movin! MOVEment. With your support we can continue to grow this effort and inspire healthy children and youth! Be sure to join us on Twitter @GetKidsMovin (http://www.twitter.com/getkidsmovin).

About Get Kids Movin!

Ten-year-old Chi Chi Monet, a recording artist, cheerleader, gymnast and dancer grew frustrated with the alarming rates of childhood obesity among her peers. Armed with information from the Obama Administration's "Let's Move" initiative, she decided to create song called "Move" to inspire youth to be healthy. During the fall of 2012, Chi Chi joined forces with Sports Zone Elite and Think Brown INK to create a tour that would use creative and unique ways to reinforce a lifestyle of health. Building from her love for fashion, dance, music, performing arts and sports, she knew that an exciting program could help Mrs. Obama and other health advocates achieve a mission of fostering a generation of health-conscience children and young adults. Sports Zone Elite is the presenting sponsor of Get Kids Movin! Learn more at getkidsmovin.com.
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