HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Kids in Hollywood and across the nation have been working to complete quite the challenge: a million minutes of physical activity in one month.
The participants have embarked on the Triple Play Challenge for its focus on body, mind and soul.
More than one in five LAUSD junior high school students is obese.
That’s why the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood has launched the campaign to get kids moving, thanks to a national $10 million grant over the course of five years awarded by Anthem/Blue Cross Foundation.
Kids are encouraged to move their body at least an hour a day, be mindful of healthy eating habits and through activity create positive social relationships.
In fact, 4,200 clubs across the U.S., including the club in Hollywood, have pledged to complete the challenge by the end of next week.
The program director, Aide Aguirre, says she’s noticed many of her campers are out of shape.
“It feels great to be this active. It feels good to be able to run around and it feels nice knowing that I’m doing something with all my friends,” said one participant.
The goal is that the kids won’t stop at one million minutes and will make activity part of their day.