3 Washington schools that win anti-obesity challenge will get $100,000 fitness center

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that Washington has been selected for a National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils campaign called National Fitness Champion to fight childhood obesity.

The campaign recognizes elementary and middle schools for demonstrating innovative ways of introducing physical activity and wellness in their curriculum.

“I encourage every elementary and middle school in Washington to compete in this great opportunity,” Inslee said in a news release. “Now together with the fitness councils, we are helping to ensure our children and grandchildren get fit and stay fit for healthier, longer, more rewarding lives.”

Three Washington state schools, to be selected by the fitness councils as competition winners, will each be awarded a $100,000 state-of-the-art fitness center for their efforts. The nomination process opens today and runs through the end of May.

For more information about the NFGFC or to download a nomination form, visit www.natgovfit.org.