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Reaching Kids in the Classroom 


Thrive Stride
Children in grades K - 4 have access to marked walking trails within the playground areas of their school during recess time. Signage is posted to mark distance. The walking program is designed to motivate students to become more active during their recess time. Students experience goal setting and are encouraged to have a more active lifestyle.


Lunch Room Challenge (K-8)
Throughout the school year the students get to participate in a lunch room nutrition challenge. Each month a different healthy food is highlighted. Students are encouraged in a variety of ways to participate in the challenge.


Little Dodger Events (K-4)
Throughout the school year Thrive hosts "Little Dodger Events" at high school athletic events. The event is intended to get young dodgers exposed to athletic events as well as encouraging participation and support throughout the district.


Thrive at Blast
Once a month Thrive hosts an activity at the Blast program.


Bulletin Boards
There are Thrive bulletin boards at each school K-8. The boards have rotating themes throughout the year that promote health and activity.