Hamburg School receives Healthy Iowa Kids award


October 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A southwest Iowa school was the recipient of a $250 gift card good for purchases at a sporting goods store, as part of the “Live Healthy Iowa Kids’ Fall Fitness Day.” Marnie Simons Elementary School in Hamburg was chosen as one of seven schools from around the state to receive a total of $2,750. The funds will be used to benefit those schools’ physical education programs.

In all, 178 schools and more than 56,460 youth participated int The Fall Fitness Day, which was designed to get students active and educate them on the importance of physical activity. Schools planned for a minimum of 30-minutes of physical activity. Those schools which reported 100-percent participation of their enrollment were eligible for a random drawing of cash prizes.

Since its inception in 2004, the Live Healthy Iowa Kids’ program has given back more than $48,750 to participating schools’ physical education programs, to award them for their dedication and committment to health and wellness.

For more information on the Fall Fitness Day and all Live Healthy Iowa Kids initiatives, visit