Missouri S&T students to host Fitness Fun Day for area kids

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On October 22, 2014

A group of biological sciences seniors at Missouri University of Science and Technology will host Fitness Fun Day to offer area children an opportunity to get active and learn about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, on basketball court two of the Student Recreation Center, 705 West 10th St. in Rolla. The event is free and open to any area child in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents may drop off their child or stay for the event.

Fitness Fun Day activities include yoga for kids, games, a dance party, nutritional snacks and sports.

“This event is geared toward spreading awareness of childhood obesity and giving kids and parents fun ideas for a healthier lifestyle,” says Kailea Tilden, coordinator for the event and a senior in biological sciences.

The event is part of a community service project for the group’s senior seminar course.

“In senior seminar, students work in groups to research, organize and execute a community service project,” says Dr. Katie Shannon, associate professor in biological sciences. “Over the past several years, our students have designed projects to benefit local schools, the S&T community and local and national charitable organizations; one of this year’s groups came up with Fitness Fun Day.”

For more information about Fitness Fun Day, contact Tilden at mstballet@gmail.com. More information about Missouri S&T’s biological sciences department can be found at biosci.mst.edu.

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