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Every DCPS Student To Get Individualized Fitness Plan

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By Kavitha Cardoza

During the next academic year, every student in D.C.'s traditional public schools will have an individualized fitness plan.

Diana Bruce oversees health and wellness for DCPS. She says P.E. teachers will start using a web based program called Fitness Gram, where they will individually assess each student, say their upper body strength and flexibility as well as their body fat. Then Bruce says teachers will create individualized fitness plans and students can track how they're doing.

"Cause at the end of the day it's not how many jumping jacks can you do, but how fit are you," says Bruce.

A federal grant of half a million dollars has helped pay for the program as well as new fitness equipment in schools and professional development for P.E. teachers. Bruce says the goal is to motivate students who would rather not participate in sports and help them get fit.


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