Been wondering how many calories the Montgomery County Public Schools staff burned in the last three months? Yeah, we haven't either, but the answer is 51 million. For posterity.
Still, it's a pretty impressive number to come out of their 12-week On The Move competition, a partnership between MCPS and their insurance company Kaiser Permanente, which awarded more than $100,000 in prizes to the "biggest losers."
Staff logged a total of 138,000 hours of exercise, with the top team award of $25,000 going to the staff at Highland Elementary for their 4,100 hours.
Our employees demonstrated throughout this challenge that they are not only committed to their own health and fitness, but to being exemplary role models for our students,” Superintendent Jerry Weast said. “Because of this friendly competition, many MCPS employees adopted permanent, healthy changes to their lifestyle that will benefit the children they serve in our classrooms, lunchrooms, and on our school buses.”
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente will continue their partnership but shift their focus to healthy food and nutrition.