Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. and Let’s Move Pittsburgh Partner to Keep Kids Active
What: Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. is teaming up with Let’s Move Pittsburgh to offer a Kids of STEEL Day at Phipps Conservatory. During this unique fitness and nutrition day, children will use maps to find their way through the beautiful gardens while stopping at fun, fitness and nutrition oriented activity stations.
Who: Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL participants will receive FREE admission to the event with the admission of a paying adult.
When: Saturday, March 1. Fitness and nutrition activities begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
Where: The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Why: The Kids of STEEL Day encourages children to discover nature, fitness and nutrition in one indoor event. The event will keep children moving, as they expand their knowledge of the natural world around them.
Other: In addition to the activity stations, True Runner will be on-site with a prize wheel for children.
Note: Kids of STEEL participants must be accompanied by an adult during the event. One paying adult may bring multiple Kids of STEEL participants to the event, but an adult’s presence for the event’s duration is required for children to participate.
About the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program Organized by the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., the Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program encourages children in the Southwestern PA region to get active and make healthy nutrition choices. More than 80 schools are participating in the 2014 Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program. The program challenges students to try a variety of fruits and vegetables and run a marathon! Over 18 weeks, each student will log 25 miles either with their school or at home and study and taste 2-3 fruits and vegetables each week. On May 3, 2014, participants will run their final 1.2 miles at the Toyota of Pittsburgh Kids Marathon. For more information, visit PittsburghMarathon.com/KidsOfSteel.
About Let’s Move Pittsburgh Let's Move Pittsburgh is a collaborative effort of organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania committed to addressing childhood obesity in our region. The program is modeled after First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! national campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of healthy foods, increased exercise and decreased screen time for children. For more information, visit LetsMovePittsburgh.org.