Let's Move Jacksonville - I'm A Star Foundation

Let's Move Jacksonville



8th Annual Field Day Offers Free Healthy Food and a Chance to Win $1,000


The community is invited to I’m A Star Foundation’s Let’s Move Jacksonville, sponsored by Farah and Farah. This 8th annual healthy food and fitness festival will be held Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry J. Klutho Park, located at 204 W. 3rd St, in Springfield. The event is free and open to the public.

I’m A Star servant leaders, ages 13-18, design the event for the entire family. Everyone is invited, ages 1 to 100. Activities include kickball, flag football, a cheerleading camp, double dutch, face painting, line dances, soccer, golf, and more. There will be free, healthy food and lots of vendors.

I’m A Star Foundation aims to make Jacksonville the healthiest city in the nation. The non-profit organization is partnering with City of Jacksonville’s JaxParks to encourage families to get out and enjoy the 300+ parks in our community. Jacksonville has the largest park system in North America.

Let’s Move Jacksonville features Klutho Park, a sprawling outdoor space which was once the home of the city’s first zoo in 1914. 100+ years later, I’m A Star Foundation hopes their mission will draw residents from all corners of the city to these central majestic grounds. Attendees are invited to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, yoga mats, bicycles or roller blades to enjoy the park. 

Families, groups or churches who bring the most attendees will win $1000.

In 2010, I’m A Star servant leaders learned from a Youth Behavioral Study that teenagers in Generation Z, or the “iGen”, born between 1995 and 2012, may not outlive their parents because of childhood obesity. In response, I’m A Star servant leaders hosted Let’s Move Jacksonville, an offshoot of former first lady Michelle Obama’s national “Let’s Move” campaign.

Similar to truth or dare, I’m A Star teens are challenging you to go into “Beast Mode”, and perform a fitness activity, or “Feast Mode”, and eat something healthy on social media. Tag a friend and use  hashtags #BeastModeFeastMode and #LetsMoveJacksonville to join the fun! 

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