Key Initiatives

FAST Key Initiatives

Cool 2B Fit

Cool 2B Fit is a program designed to promote healthy eating and exercise for area elementary school students and is funded by Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Students in the second grade receive an apple a day™ nutrition tracker and have the opportunity to taste new, healthy foods to expand their food horizons. Fourth grade students visit their local Wegmans to learn about reading food labels and how to choose health food.

Know Your Health Numbers

Free wellness testing was offered at seven sites around Corning between the months of April and August 2014. Testing included blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol and percentage body fat. The Fit and Strong Together coalition anticipates offering the Know Your Health Numbers program opportunity again in 2015. Please check back for details.

Fitness Program Development

We are working on developing a program for elementary school students that will improve fitness and nutritional choices.  The program is a joint effort between Guthrie and the Corning-Painted Post School District.

Community Programs

The Fit and Strong Together Community Coalition encourages various organizations to offer programs to improve fitness.  Examples include “Girls on the Run” offered through the Steuben Rural Health Network; the Kids Marathon Program offered by the Corning YMCA to children ages 7 – 12; and Healthy Kids Day provided by the YMCA in April each year.

FAST is always looking for collaborative opportunities within members of our community. We are currently working with the Corning-Painted Post School District to obtain a grant that would allow for an expanded program of physical activity and nutrition training.