Hundreds of kid’s braved wet weather to attend I’m A Star Foundation’s Let’s Move Jacksonville, wellness event. This 8th annual healthy food and fitness festival was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry J. Klutho Park, located at 204 W. 3rd St, in Springfield.
I’m A Star servant leaders, ages 13-18, designed the event for the entire family. People of all ages participated in line dancing, kickball, flag football, a cheerleading camp, soccer, golf, karate, Frisbee, basketball, bounce houses and more. The event offered free healthy snacks and groceries for attendees to take home.
Communities in Schools of Jacksonville won a $1,000 prize for bringing the largest group to the event.
I’m A Star Foundation aims to make Jacksonville the healthiest city in the nation. The non-profit organization partnered with City of Jacksonville’s JaxParks to encourage families to get out and enjoy the 300+ parks in our community. Jacksonville has the largest park system in North America.
In 2010, I’m A Star servant leaders learned from a Youth Behavioral Study that teenagers in Generation Z, or the “iGen”, born between 1995 and 2012, may not outlive their parents because of childhood obesity. In response, I’m A Star servant leaders hosted Let’s Move Jacksonville, an offshoot of former first lady Michelle Obama’s national “Let’s Move” campaign.