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Parker Students Earn $1K ‘Firing Up’ Their Feet

November 24, 2015, 2:16 PM HST
* Updated November 24, 2:21 PM
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Parker School in Waimea earned $1,000 as part of the semi-annual ‘Fire Up Your Feet Fall Activity Challenge,’ hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

Over 4,000 students, families, and school staff members participated in the event, with seven schools receiving a combined total of $5,350 to purchase new physical activity, sport equipment, or to support wellness initiatives on campus.

Students racked up a total of 1,546,954 minutes of physical activity over a one-month period.

“Fire Up Your Feet is just one way to engage our keiki in fun physical activities while teaching them the importance of adopting healthy habits at a young age,” said Mary Ann Barnes, registered nurse and president of Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i. “We are proud to support wellness programs in Hawai’i schools, in alignment with our Thriving Schools initiative, for healthier communities overall.”

The program launched nationally in 2013 as part of Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools campaign. Challenges are held twice a year in the Spring and Fall.

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