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Fit for the Future

Grants & Special Program

Fit for the Future is a collaborative effort working with 5th and 7th grade students in our county schools physical education classes to promote healthy eating habits and improve their fitness levels. Approximately 17% of Tuolumne County youth are obese or overweight. Fit for the Future seeks to eliminate childhood obesity in Tuolumne County. Healthy and fit children do better academically, have greater levels of self- esteem, decreased absences in school, improved mood and quality of life and longevity.

What does the program look like? A Certified PE teacher work with 5th and 7th grade students, teachers and administrators at local schools once a week on fitness and nutrition during the regularly scheduled PE time.