Ready, Set, FIT! is a school-based educational program, endorsed by the National School Boards Association, that teaches third- and fourth-grade school children about the importance of fitness.
Through a partnership between the American Academy of Family Physicians and Scholastic, Ready, Set, FIT! offers in-class lessons and take-home activities aimed at encouraging kids to be active, eat smart, and feel good.
Family physicians are valuable community resources and role models for improved fitness. Teachers are strongly encouraged to invite a family physician to help kick off the first lesson. Together, teachers and family physicians can help kids recognize everyday choices they make to be active, eat smart and feel good.
Sign up to become a guest Ready, Set, FIT! presenter
Complete the volunteer presenter form to present at a local school and access the presenter's guide and other key tools to help you conduct a successful classroom visit.
As a guest presenter, you will be asked to lead a 40- to 50-minute classroom discussion designed to raise students' awareness of the importance of fitness. Teachers participating in the Ready, Set, FIT! program are encouraged to invite a family physician, medical resident or other family medicine professional into the classroom to provide an introduction to Lesson 1: Your Choices Add Up to Fitness(1 page PDF).
Once you have conducted a classroom presentation, complete this brief feedback survey and receive a free pair of Thorlo® walking socks.
Aligned with national education standards, the Ready, Set, FIT! program builds on core language arts, math and health skills. Teachers integrate four fitness-related lessons with corresponding classroom activities.
Register Your Classroom
Find all the tools you need to bring Ready, Set FIT! into your school. When you register, you'll receive access to the complete curriculum: teaching guide with four lesson plans, reproducible in-class worksheets, student guides with take-home activities and classroom posters.
Preview the Classroom Materials:
Lesson 1: Your Choices Add Up to Fitness(1 page PDF)
In this lesson, students learn the importance of a balanced approach to fitness through being active, eating smart and feeling good.
In-class Worksheet 1(1 page PDF)
In this activity, students reflect on the everyday choices they make to be fit and healthy.
Ready, Set, FIT! is supported by educational grants. To ensure ongoing funding of the program and the free classroom curriculum, it's important that you submit your student assessment scores and complete a brief evaluation after you teach the lessons. After you complete this step, you'll receive free wristbands for students, a Ready, Set, FIT! classroom certificate and a free pair of Thorlo® walking socks.
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