Passport has been partnering with a number of hospital systems around Kentucky to co-sponsor a new educational health program called GoNoodle in elementary schools and homes throughout the Commonwealth.
GoNoodle is an interactive resource used in classrooms to increase students’ physical activity and improve their academic performance and is being made available for use in public and private elementary schools, as well as in students’ homes. GoNoodle’s online physical activity breaks make it easy for teachers and parents to get kids moving, which helps improve their behavior, focus, and engagement.
According to the latest numbers, more than 550 elementary schools were using GoNoodle around Kentucky in March 2016 thanks to Passport, with nearly 5,000 different teachers leading more than 129,000 students in more than 104,000 physical activity breaks! That adds up to more than 6.5 million student minutes of physical activities for the month, bringing the total since the beginning of the school year to nearly 32 million minutes of physical activity!
Passport partners with five different health systems to bring the resource into elementary school classrooms free of charge in the following counties:
- Claire Regional Medical Center (Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan, and Wolfe counties)
- Highlands Regional Medical Center (Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, and Martin counties)
- Owensboro Health (Breckenridge, Butler, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties)
- Hardin Memorial Health (Hardin, Larue, Meade, and Nelson counties)
- Kosair Children’s Hospital (Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bell, Boyle, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carroll, Casey, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Franklin, Grayson, Green, Harlan, Hart, Henry, Jefferson Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Russell, Shelby, Simpson, Spencer, Taylor, Todd, Trimble, Warren, Washington, and Whitley counties)
For more information, go online to gonoodle.com.