Frances S. Tucker Elementary wins fitness center

Frances S. Tucker Elementary

M-DCPS continues to battle childhood obesity

Frances S. Tucker Elementary School in Coconut Grove is the deserving recipient of a $100,000 Live Positively Fitness Center from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Council. The school is one of three winners in the state and the only winner representing South Florida.

The 960 square-foot fitness center will feature children’s weight machines, treadmills and Xbox exercise games. The fitness center will be particularly valuable when students are unable to exercise outside.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is a leader in battling childhood obesity by removing sugary and unhealthy snacks from vending machines, adding salad bars, offering healthy food selections on school menus and providing physical education courses in all schools.

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