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Pike Township schools get nod for fitness

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The American Heart Association will recognize the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township as the first fit-friendly school district in the 11-state Midwest area.

According to the American Heart Association, all 13 schools in the district accomplished the fit friendly status as a result of promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.

They said they recognize the fit-friendly organizations twice a year.

The areas of physical activity, nutrition and wellness culture  achieved by schools in Pike Township include:

  • A Building Wellness Coordinator at each schol
  • District-wide “Million Mile Walk for Wellness”
  • Walking tracks at each school available to employees
  • Vending machines at each building carry 80 percent healthy snack options

The American Heart Association will present the Fit-Friendly Worksite Plaque Presentation to Wellness Coordinators from all 13 schools at MSD Pike Township Administrative Thursday at 7 p.m.

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