To accomplish this mission, we will:
Developed by United Way of the National Capital Area, Fun Fly & Fit has scored remarkable successes throughout Metropolitan Washington. Its goal is simple yet powerful: to get kids so enthused about physical fitness and nutrition that their attitudes and behaviors soar.
As public health officials warn that one in three American children is now overweight or obese, United Way NCA offers an exciting youth fitness program with a solid track record in reshaping attitudes and behaviors. Fun Fly & Fit is a thoughtful, evidence-based response to the national epidemic of childhood obesity.
Fun Fly & Fit is accessible to all communities because it’s self-sustaining and adaptable. Fun Fly & Fit has been successfully implemented in more than 50 schools and other program venues. It can easily be implemented as an in-school program or in after-school sites.
And, in 2020 during distance learning, we were able to transition our health programs online as well. United Way NCA partnered with our Fun, Fly & Fit partners TeensRun DC during Project Community Connect to conduct a four-week virtual health challenge to engage the community on physical fitness during an unprecedented year.
Fun, Fly & Fit is an acclaimed, results-focused program that motivates children to play, exercise and have fun. Developed by United Way of the National Capital Area, Fun Fly & Fit has scored remarkable successes throughout Metropolitan Washington. The goal is simple yet powerful: to get kids so enthused about physical fitness and nutrition that their attitudes and behaviors soar.
Previously Fun, Fly & Fit has been geared toward elementary school age children, specifically pre-kindergarten through fifth graders. As part of our focus on middle school success and on-time high school graduation, we are expanding the initiative to improving health outcomes by addressing childhood obesity prevention and reduction in middle school age children.
The goal of Fun, Fly & Fit is to create a fundamental shift in the way children and their caregivers think about health and wellness.