Students at more than 800 Indiana schools will participate in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge in February as the association marks its 40th year offering educational programming in schools. The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, offering activities like jump rope, basketball skills, dance and an obstacle course, while also supporting social and emotional learning. The program also encourages students to develop heart-healthy habits and to give back to their community. The Kids Heart Challenge provides enhanced give-backs and incentive opportunities to participating schools as well as curriculum for teachers supporting whole-child centered learning. Funds raised by the Kids Heart Challenge support advocacy initiatives to keep physical education in schools, ensures kids have access to healthy foods and provides resources to advocate for CPR in school laws that ensure every student knows how to save a life. Since 1949, the Association has funded $4.1 billion in research since 1949 and currently funds 2,000 scientists around the United States.
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