ON THE MOVE Programs
ON THE MOVE offers the following programs that support physical activity and nutrition education for children, teens and adults in Barnes County, North Dakota. For more information or to schedule a program for your organization, contact ON THE MOVE at 845-8518.
Giant Fruit Salad
The Giant Fruit Salad is a chance for health professionals or other interested individuals to promote eating fruits in the schools, to use fruit that students bring in to create a Giant Fruit Salad that is distributed back to all the students in their classrooms, and share the message that “fruit (and veggies) taste great and are great for you!”
Let's Walk Valley City
Let’s Walk Valley City is a fun outdoor event where participants are invited to walk, bike, rollerblade or run a designated route and participate in fun activities for both adults and kids along the way.
Each year ON THE MOVE partners with the local Farmers Market one day to offer a tasting event for the community. The ON THE MOVE partners choose a healthy vegetable recipe to prepare and the farmers market vendors donate all of the produce for the event.
ON THE MOVE for Grade 4
ON THE MOVE for Grade 4 is a 7-week program where students learn a variety of ways to become heart-healthy and how to keep a healthy blood pressure using interactive behavior-change activities using the Young People’s Healthy Heart Lesson Plans (available free online).
ON THE MOVE for Grade 5
ON THE MOVE for Grade 5 is a 7-week program where students learn a variety of ways to become heart-healthy using interactive behavior-change activities using the Young People’s Healthy Heart Lesson Plans.
Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day is an international event that is held each year on the first Wednesday in October. Walk to School Day connects with many issues that communities care about, like creating safer, more walkable routes to school; building a sense of community or school spirit; and inspiring families to use their feet for the school commute more often.
ON THE MOVE for Students
ON THE MOVE for Students is a program that encourages students in grades K-6 to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity on at least 5 days of the week. It is 4-week program offered to all schools in Barnes County.
Concession Food Expo
Food choices affect our health and disease risk. A Concession Food Expo is a great way to provide schools and organizations with simple and delicious ideas for offering healthy food choices at concession stands, meetings or events.
Grab n Grow
In celebration of Earth Day, all kindergarten – grade 6 students in Barnes County received Grab n’ Grow seed planting kits assembled by ON THE MOVE partners. Research has shown that children who are involved in hands-on gardening projects are more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables.