Wednesday, November 15, 2017

'I'm A Star' Teens host 7th annual ‘Let’s Move Jacksonville’

Inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, I’m A Star Foundation invites the community to its 7th Annual “Let’s Move Jacksonville” event.  The healthy food and fitness festival will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry J. Klutho Park, located at 204 W 3rd St, Jacksonville, FL 32206.  Let’s Move Jacksonville is free and open to the public.

Two events from I'm A Star Foundation
Each year since 2010, youth in the I’m A Star Foundation plan events in a grassroots effort to engage their peer group and combat childhood obesity.  As a precursor to the event above, the “I'm A Star” students will have 5 generations, in the same room, getting healthier together on Nov. 17th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Elementary FAME Academy.  This is made possible through grants from 6 TO 76, which are grants from the Florida Beverage Association and the American Beverage Association that empower young people and senior citizens to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The gathering will consist of: Healthy Meal Prep: Participants will make a healthy meal; Closing the Generational Gap: Participants will eat the meal together family-style and discuss issues that impact them; also Getting Active/Dancing Through the Years: Participants will dance together and learn dances unique to specific generations.

People who have RSVP'd to the event are from the following generations:
The iGen, Gen Z or Centennials born 1996 through 2010
Millennial generation or Gen Y born between 1977 and 1995
Generation X born between 1965 and 1976
Baby Boomer Generation born between 1946 and 1964
Traditionalist or Silent Generation born between 1920 and 1945

I’m A Star teens design the event for the whole family, ages 1 to 100.  There will be free food, games, sports, dancing, arts, crafts, vendors and more.  City and community leaders of all kinds typically support the event, which has attracted upwards of 3000 + people.  Families, groups or churches who bring the most attendees will win $1000.

I’m A Star Foundation has partnered with
93.3 The Beat in a #LetsMoveMondays social media challenge.  Every Monday, post a video of yourself dancing to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, with hashtag #LetsMoveMondays — and one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a prize of $100 — announced at Let’s Move Jacksonville on December 2.

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