Governor and First Lady Scott Announce San Pablo Elementary as Winner of Governor's Wellness Challenge
Jacksonville, FL - San Pablo Elementary was named a winner of the Governor's Wellness Challenge by the Governor and First Lady Scott. The challenge promoted fitness and healthy lifestyles. San Pablo was one of only six schools to be selected as a winner based on the achievements portrayed in their video entry. As a winner, San Pablo Elementary will receive $2,500 to purchase fitness equipment for their school.
Supported by Florida's Foundation and UnitedHealth Group, the Governor's Wellness Challenge was aimed at encouraging and recognizing Florida schools that have excelled in teaching students about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The participating schools provided a short DVD that highlights how the school actively promotes fitness, wellness and a healthy lifestyle to their students. Students, parents, teachers and principals also nominated exceptional full-time physical education instructors for the Physical Education Teacher of Excellence Award.
"Fitness and nutrition are strongly linked to healthy minds," said Governor Scott. "As we work to provide our students a good education, it is important to also teach them how to fuel their bodies and minds through balanced diets and physical activity. These tools will allow Florida's children to succeed not only in the classroom, but also throughout their lives."
Mrs. Scott added, "Developing healthy habits at a young age is the best way to ensure an overall healthy lifestyle for our children. This contest was a creative way to encourage schools to promote healthy life choices."
To see the winning videos and learn more about the Governor's Wellness Challenge, please visit
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