Saturday, March 4, 2017


Get Moving Manchester is a 4-week nutrition and physical activity journal program for Manchester students in grades 3-6. The program begins on March 20 and ends April 14. Students will be given a log at school to keep track of healthy habits based on the concept of 5-2-1-0.  The concept focuses on eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day, 2 hours of screen time or less, 1 hour of physical activity and drinking 0 sugar based beverages. 

The elementary and middle school with the highest percentage of student participation will receive the Get Moving Manchester trophy presented by the mayor and superintendent of schools. The winning class who shows the most effort in the program or is the most innovative will be honored at a Fisher Cats game on May 5 and will receive free tickets for the teacher and her students! 

Program sponsors include Catholic Medical Center, Manchester Dartmouth Hitchcock, Fisher Cats, Palace Theatre, Spare Time Bowling, Sky Zone and Indian Head Athletics. Incentives and raffles include palace theatre tickets, Fisher Cats tickets, bowling coupons, Sky Zone and Indian Head Athletics.  

The goal of the program is to increase an awareness of healthy lifestyle habits. Last years winning schools were McLaughlin Middle School and Highland Goffes Falls Elementary School. 

Get Moving Manchester and fill out those logs to be eligible for some great raffles and incentives including a surprise grand prize at the end of the 4 weeks!