Unplug and Be Outside

May 5-12

Unplug and Be Outside Meridian is a week full of free activities designed to inspire and empower families to get off the couch and get active!  Over the past 30 years, the obesity rate in children 6-11 years old has quadrupled.  The average American child spends more than 30 hours a week in front of a screen (TV, computer, tablets, and video games) and now researchers say there’s a connection between the number of hours spent in front of a TV and childhood obesity. 

That makes events like this so important! This serves as a jumping off point to help local families embrace a healthy and active lifestyle year round. So, get off the couch and try one of these free activities. Unplug and Be Outside. Have some fun!  

​Check out www.meridiancity.org/unplug for the latest updates.

New this year - Mayor Tammy's Unplug Challenge. Stay tuned for details!

Dates:  May 5 - 12, 2018

Kick Off:  Saturday, May 5. Kleiner Park from 10 am - 2 pm

Free Classes: Classes from May 5 - May 12. Final schedule published April 6

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