Fit Youth Initiative
A Fitness and Nutrition Education Collaboration
The Fit Youth Initiative is a community center collaboration aimed at bettering the nutrition and health of youth in our service areas through fitness programs and nutrition education.
Low-income children in Madison are at risk of a myriad health related illnesses. Many health risks including high blood-pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers can be significantly mitigated by healthy diets, exercise and weight management. FYI aims to increase the level of activity and the consumption of healthy foods during program hours by creating a collaborative, community-based program that offers consistent, intentional, evidence-based fitness and nutrition programming for children ages 3- 18 and their parents.
FYI is currently offered at four consortium partner sites: East Madison Community Center, Goodman Community Center, Kennedy Heights Community Center and the Vera Court Community Center.
FYI’s core programming components
SPARK Fitness Curriculum | Active Options | Gardening (summer only)
Nutrition Education | Family Engagement | FYI Inter-site Sports Leagues and Camps