Key Initiatives

FAST Key Initiatives

Cool 2B Fit

A program to promote healthy eating and exercise, funded by Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Students in the second grade have the opportunity to taste new, healthy foods to expand their food horizons.  Fourth-grade students visit Wegmans to learn about reading food labels and how to choose healthy food.

Know Your Health Numbers

Free wellness testing was offered to 10th-grade health classes at Corning-Painted Post High School in April 2015.

Physical Education in Corning Elementary Schools

From 2010-2014, a program called PE4Life was offered on a test basis to one grade level at each of the six elementary schools.  Due to budget limitations, it has not been possible to expand the program and the PE4Life program has ended.  We are working with the school district to obtain a grant that would allow an expanded program of physical activity and nutrition training.

Childhood Healthy Lifestyle Program Development

We are working on a pilot program for elementary school students that will improve fitness and nutritional choices.  The program is a joint effort between Guthrie and the C-PP School District.  The program is being tested in 2015-16 in Calvin Smith School’s third-grade classrooms.

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; various youth programs at the Corning YMCA; and Healthy Kids Day provided by the YMCA in April each year.