The parents of Clinton Elementary School students are planning two events designed to get children and adults eating better and exercising more.

The parents of Clinton Elementary School students are planning two events designed to get children and adults eating better and exercising more.

The school PTA's Wellness Committee will hold its second Family Fun Fit Fest from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the school's temporary home at Hubbard Elementary School, 104 W. Hubbard Ave. in the Short North.

The free event will feature hands-on activities such as a climbing wall and bounce obstacle course, along with food and drink samples, chair massages and a Veggie Chop-Off cooking contest, said committee spokeswoman Sally Kuzemchak.

Community organizations and health professionals will be3 on hand to teach about topics such as gardening, local foods, nutrition and wellness.

Partners for the event include Whole Foods, Giant Eagle Market District, Hartzler Family Dairy, Slow Food, Conrad Hive and Honey, and the Clintonville Farmers' Market.

The Wellness Committee will hold the fifth annual Health Challenge beginning Monday, April 30, and running through May 13.

This year's theme, "Eat Real Food, Play Real Hard," encourages students to eat more whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and to get more physical activity.

During the first week of the challenge, students will learn the basics of eating well and living an active lifestyle, Kuzemchak said in an announcement.

The following week, the challenge begins. Students will compete for prizes by logging their activities and healthful food choices. They will earn points for snacking on fruits and vegetables, drinking milk and water instead of soft drinks, helping to cook a healthful meal, and eating beans and fish.

The more physical activity they get – whether it's walking to school, playing outside or attending sports practices – the more points they get, Kuzemchak said.

Students also will have the chance to try new foods and activities during recess. They'll get food samples such as smoothies from Whole Foods and guacamole from Chipotle. Children also can participate in activities such as yoga, soccer, martial arts and jump-roping.

Top point-earners for the week will win an evening at SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park. The classroom that collectively earns the most points will earn an indoor pool party at the Worthington Community Center. The Health Challenge also will feature a Skate with your Principal night April 30 at Skate Zone 71.

Health Challenge food samples and fitness activities will be held from noon to 1 p.m. May 7-11 on the school playground.

For more information about the Family Fun Fit Fest, call Karina Brown at 614-596-8352 or email her at karina brown@gmail.com.

For information about the Health Challenge, call Kuzemchak at 614-262-8585 or email her at sally.kuz@gmail.com.