Physical Activity Guidelines
It is important to encourage young people to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.
The Daily Mile
The Daily Mile helps Rowan-Salisbury schools by providing brief classroom physical activity breaks which are are associated with improved cognitive performance, classroom behavior, and educational outcomes among students.
Healthy eating can help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, consume important nutrients, and reduce the risk of developing health and chronic disease conditions.
A free wellness program for your family! During the program we will offer sports, games, cooking classes, gardening and more! Our staff is trained, passionate and, most importantly, supportive and will work hard to make sure you and your child have fun!
Youth & Obesity
In Rowan County, 21.1% of 5 – 11 year olds are overweight; 16.85% are obese–that’s higher than the NC average. Childhood obesity has immediate and long-term impacts on physical, social, and emotional health.