Grab a water bottle and energy bar on your way out the door as you head to the First Annual Family Wellness Festival on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at Independence High School.
This all-ages free event is open to all students, parents, employees and community members interested in engaging and learning about wellness opportunities in the community.
With live fitness demonstrations, numerous health and wellness vendors, door prizes and numerous ways to win money for elementary schools, there is certain to be something for everyone.
“This event allows Frisco ISD families and employees the opportunity to make connections with vendors within the community that support the whole child, while being active and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” said Monica Jackson, managing director of elementary student services.
There will be around 100 vendors that support the wellness of not only students, but the whole family. Doctors, fitness groups, counselors, psychologists, healthy eating proponents and many more will be there to offer their information and services to the community.
The goal is to promote the District’s whole child initiative through a family event that raises awareness of vendors in the community that can support all parts of the whole child.
Frisco ISD sports broadcasting students will be MCing the event and providing music to ensure that everyone is having a great time and is aware of all opportunities at the event.
Live fitness demos will be every half hour so be prepared to dance, participate in fitness stations or even martial arts.
When you arrive, don’t forget to grab your Passport to Wellness for a chance to win one of over 50 door prizes to be given out at the event. Door prizes are everything from fitness memberships to gift baskets.
When you are not winning prizes, visiting vendors or working out, you will have the opportunity to run, hop, skip or walk laps on the track in support of one of the FISD’s 42 elementary schools. Each lap completed will count towards the elementary school of your choice. At the end, the campuses with the highest number of laps will win a cash prize for their campus health and wellness program.
The festival will be hosted by the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The District SHAC is made up of approximately 50 parents, community members and District staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs. To learn more about SHAC and their efforts, click here.
The event will be outdoors (at the back of the building) so make sure to bring a hat or wear sunscreen. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.
Middle and high school students, teams, groups, or businesses interested volunteering, please click HERE. If your business is interested in being a vendor, please click HERE. Feel free to contact Allison Ginn with any questions.