About Us: We’re celebrating the 10th year of Get Kidz Fit on April 16, 2016. In the past four years, the free event has drawn 20,000 children and families from cities in six counties. At booths, stages, and Fitstops, a diverse group of volunteers and sponsors provide opportunities for kids to learn by doing – experiencing simple and fun ways families can build physical activity and healthy eating into their daily lives.
Childhood Obesity in Dallas
Dallas students are at greater risk of overweight and obesity than U.S. students. In 2009, 36% of Dallas high-school students were overweight or obese compared to 28% of U.S. students
Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative
Led by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, MyFi is a new organization aimed at fighting childhood obesity. To learn more, go to http://www.myfidallas.com/ABOUT/Overview/tabid/6195/language/en-US/Default.aspx]
In honor of its first year, MyFi is bringing a dance party, games, giveaways and more to Get Kidz Fit.
Proceeds from Get Kidz Fit benefit the Dallas Area
Coalition to Prevent Childhood Obesity (DACPCO) that promotes healthy lifestyles in Dallas area children through physical activity and nutrition. Co-founded in 2005 by the Community Council of Greater Dallas and the Advocacy Department of Children’s Medical Center, the coalition is made up of more than 140 organizations representing health and human service providers, business, government, schools, civic and service organizations and faith-based groups.
Download a copy of the Event Flyers by clicking on the links below: