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UNLV Teams with Health District for Coaches Challenge
UNLV Teams with Health District for Coaches Challenge

The UNLV Athletic Department is teaming up with the Southern Nevada Health District for a program to get kids moving called the Coaches Challenge.

The challenge works to get kids to eat healthy and exercise more. The program is open to all second through fifth graders in the Clark County School District. Students earn points for eating fruits and vegetables. They also get points for physical activity. The classrooms with the highest average scores will receive tickets to UNLV games.

When teachers sign up for the four-week program, they get lesson plans, teaching materials and point-tracking posters. Each classroom will get encouraging messages from one of the UNLV coaches.

“Sports and physical activity are important components of a healthy lifestyle. The Coaches Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a local program that encourages children to incorporate healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle into their daily routines,” said UNLV head men’s basketball coach Dave Rice.

Teachers can sign up at anytime, but to be eligible for prizes a program report must be submitted by December 5.  For more information about the program, teachers may contact the Southern Nevada Health District at 759-1270 or access GetHealthyClarkCounty.org.