Project Fit America kicking off in Riverhead schools

FILE PHOTO | Riverhead School District’s Project Fit America program will be unveiled next week at Pulaski Street Elementary School.

The Riverhead School District will hold its Project Fit America opening day celebration Oct. 10 at Pulaski Street Elementary School.

Officials said Riverhead is the state’s first school district to launch the Project Fit America program, a nonprofit a national charity dedicated to promoting children’s fitness, health and wellness in schools.

The program will be implemented in each of the five elementary schools, officials said, and physical education teachers will learn the program’s lesson plans.

The district is also expected to receive exercise equipment under the plan.

In addition, the district is collaborating with Peconic Bay Medical Center and Suffolk County Lions Club Diabetes Education Foundation to create the new fitness initiative.

The event is scheduled to take place between 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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