In 2011, Gov. Rick Scott launched a Wellness Challenge in his state that recognizes schools making a positive difference in the lives of Florida’s students by promoting fitness, wellness and a healthier lifestyle.
“I believe that healthy bodies are linked to healthy minds,” Scott said. “Physical activity and education, along with balanced nutrition, are the tools that give school children the strength and focus they need to succeed in the classroom.”
Rick Scott also said, “Fitness and nutrition are strongly linked to healthy minds. As we work to provide our students a good education, it is important to also teach them how to fuel their bodies and minds through balanced diets and physical activity. These tools will allow Florida’s children to succeed not only in the classroom, but also throughout their lives.”