Hundreds of kids braved wet weather to attend the I’m A Star Foundation’s Let’s Move Jacksonville, sponsored by Farah and Farah. The 8th annual healthy food and fitness festival was held Dec. 1 at Henry J. Klutho Park 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 nonprofit 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.