Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM
LIL’ F.I.S.H. CLUBTM
(FEEL IMPORTANT…STAY HEALTHY)
Nationally, experts estimate 33 percent of all young people ages 6 to 17 are seriously overweight. As children grow older, obesity can lead to a variety of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and low self-esteem. Children are also vulnerable to other issues such as alcohol, drug and tobacco use; accidents and violence; excessive fast food consumption; and lack of knowledge about oral hygiene. Local statistics often exceed disturbing national trends in these areas. In 2001, The Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM was formed to help address these alarming trends.
The goal of the Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM is to give children the tools to make positive health and lifestyle decisions. The program currently targets 2nd and 4th grade students in and around La Porte. The Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM promotes healthy behaviors and increases awareness of health issues through a series of monthly educational modules.
The Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM uses an interactive educational program to introduce students to the idea of healthy behaviors. The Lil’ F.I.S.H. ClubTM Coach presents three specific modules to the 2nd grade students during the year. The 60-minute lesson incorporates high-interest, hands-on activities designed to fit state education standards so that teachers do not lose valuable class time.
- Hygiene Basics: (November)
- Nutrition: (January)
- Exercise is Fun: (March)
- La Porte Community School Corporation’s eight elementary schools
- St. John’s Lutheran School (La Porte)
- St. Paul’s (Michigan City);
- New Prairie United School Corporation’s three elementary schools
- Westville Elementary School
- South Central Elementary School