In efforts to continue the moment of the city-wide program, which has multiple partners coming together to promote healthy living, coalition members are setting out to reach more people in Tyler and surrounding areas. Participants can sign up and track their weight loss at a website that is to be developed.
The proposed contest will begin in the fall and culminate at an event in June, where individuals are entered into drawings for significant prizes.
The Fit City 5210, introduced today by Angela Jenkins, Tyler ISD's TV/video operations coordinator, will encourage children in schools to eat five fruits and vegetables daily, have less than two hours of screen time, one hour of exercise and consume zero sugary beverages. Ms. Jenkins said the program will support teachers, coaches and parents by sharing healthy living information and promoting healthy choices.
Coalition members will continue to establish rules and guidelines, as well as ways to motivate all residents to get involved with the challenges.
Updated Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. CDT