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Altoona students go deep to win Hy-Vee KidsFit squat challenge


You can’t say students at Clay Elementary School in Altoona don’t know squat about beating the competition. They have out-squatted everyone in the Midwest to win Hy-Vee’s KidsFit February Squat Challenge. According to a news release, the Hy-Vee KidsFit team partnered with 251 classrooms across the company’s eight-state region to encourage children to compete in a squat challenge as part of an exercise to learn about being fit. How many squats did the Clay Elementary students do? A lot. They ended up doing more than 2.46 million squats. The challenge was measured per classroom, and Clay classrooms took first, second and third place in competition. “There are so many unique challenges in helping kids stay active right now, which is why the Hy-Vee KidsFit team wanted to provide a fun way for students to get in some exercise while learning about health and wellness,” Daira Driftmier, Hy-Vee KidsFit director, said in a release. The top 25 classrooms to compete in the Squat Challenge will receive KidsFit All-Star T-shirts and their entire school will receive dietitian-approved snacks from Kraft and MadeGood, and a mini first-aid kit from Johnson & Johnson. The Clay Elementary classes will also receive a hallway movement monitor for their school to help students stay active in the future.

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