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FAN4Kids mission is to fight childhood obesity by educating kids of all shapes and sizes about healthy eating and actie lifestyles to empower them to make healthy decisions about fitness and nutrition. We prevent the problems of poor eating and inactivity by instilling LESSONS THAT LAST A LIFETIME.
FAN4Kids instructors teach consecutive, full days of dynamic fitness and nutritional programming including a structured, active recess throughout the year. Since its inception, FAN4Kids has provided high quality education to over 17,000 children in some of the most challenging communities in New York City and New Jersey.
See our Executive Director, Rob Oliver, as New Yorker of the Week on NY1: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/nyer-of-the-week/2015/02/6/nyer-of-the-week--robert-oliver-instills-healthy-lessons-that-hopefully-last-a-lifetime.
FAN4Kids Programming Works.
2015-2016 Program Highlights:
Year-end Parent Surveys.
66% of parentes indicated increased vegetable consumption by children and 76% of parents saw an increase in physical activity in their children and families Fitness Assessment.
Over 1,200 children in Bronx & Queens schools, 1st to 4th grade, completed a 3 to 4 minute timed shuttle run in September 2014 and again in May 2015. On average, the number of laps completed increased by 30%.
Recess Surveys. 638 total days of observances from teachers indicated classroom disturbances following FAN4Kids recess were reduced by 39% compared to non-FAN4Kids recess days.
Body Mass INdex (BMI). 1,932 students' (grade K - 4) BMIs were measured in September 2014 and June 2015 (after 9 months of FAN4Kids Programming).
The prevalence of Obese/Overweight kids was reduced by as much as 13% in nine months.
TALES/PS 244, Queens. Obese/overweight rates now below national averages in the charter school co-founded by FAN4Kids.
Brief FAN4Kids Timeline:
2004 FAN4Kids is founded as a pilot program in New Jersey.
2006 FAN4Kids creates a unique, successful, scalable program model for all elementary school grades paving the way for significant expansion in New Jersey.
2006 FAN4Kids Co-Founds TALES school in Queens.
2009 FAN4Kids expands into New York City.
2014 TALES School is ranked 11th best school in New York State.
Learn more about the FAN4Kids: http://www.fan4kids.org