On March 7, 2015 Temecula Valley Educators Association (TVEA) launched its 1st Annual Fun2BFit 5K and Field Events Day. As educators, we are continually encouraging wellness with our students. This year’s event was held at the brand new Temecula Valley High School stadium. The community had the chance to see firsthand how some of our local Measure Y fund money had been used to update the high school stadium. In an ongoing attempt to achieve our goal of promoting health and wellness among our students and parents, we invited parents, businesses, community members, and students to register for the day’s events. The day entailed having a 5K Run for adults and students middle school years and older, with the course set up throughout the TVHS campus. In addition, there were three Field Events for elementary aged students..
Educators and Middle and High school students throughout the district volunteered to ensure this event was a huge success. It was our hope that you joined us to come together as a community, and collaborated for an unforgettable day.
If you have any questions about the event please contact our Fun2BFit coordinators at email@example.com.
Memorable Moments from Fun2BFit 2015
Thanks Melissa Young, Co-Chair Fun2BFit, for putting this amazing video together!
Physical Activity for Children
Activity level or lack of physical fitness contributes to problems such as obesity and may also lead to absenteeism and lower test scores. Nearly one third of American children are overweight or obese according to U.S. Census Bureau reports. In addition, the American Psychological Association has found a direct, positive, correlation between healthy, physically fit children, and higher reading and math scores. Increased aerobic activity helps children better focus as well as multitask in their busy lives today.
For more information about how physical activity improves test scores have been linked please read this article.
For more information about child obesity reates please read this article.
Leisure-time physical activity
Studies show that people who engage in leisure-time physical activity have life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years as well as maintain a healthy body weight, maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints, report feelings of psychological well-being, and reduce their risk of certain diseases.
For more information regarding life expectancy and physical fitness please read this article.
Donations & Sponsorships
TVEA is looking for local community members and businesses to help support next year's event through donations and/or sponsorships.
If you are interested, please view this document to find out how your monetary pledge can benefit you and the Fun2BFit event!