Impact and Success Stories
The Family Fitness Program was designed by Penn State University Extension educators and specialists in nutrition, intergenerational studies, family strengths, and evaluation. It is based on three years of research on the development and outcomes of the program.
Since the 2004-05 school year, 938 children and 619 parents/grandparents have participated, totaling tens of thousands of educational contacts.
To date, our educators have conducted programs in the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Clearfield, Cumberland, Clinton, Dauphin, Fayette, Greene, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Monroe, Mifflin, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Potter, Snyder, Washington, Westmoreland, and Union.
Another 700 children and 190 parents were reached by participating in other educational formats using program materials.
Where Family Fitness programs have been conducted.