Hi [RECIPIENT NAME],
American kids are spending 85% of their waking hours sitting, 7.5 of which is in front ofa screen, regardless of socioeconomic status. The World Health Organization now ranks physical inactivity as 4th largest killer globally, behind obesity.
StandUpKids is working hard to change this disturbing reality with a simple and elegant solution – standing desks in public schools. Standing desks help kids burn more calories and have a measurable positive impact on BMI, meaning they are critical in the fight against childhood obesity. Kids who stand at school are also 12% more engaged in school, which is 7 more minutes/hour, 45 more minutes/day or 130 hours of better learning than kids who are sitting down. Kids also report feeling happier and more awake when they are standing at school and standing helps kids avoid the orthopedic degradation that comes with too much sitting. Standing classrooms also make classroom management easier for teachers as they report far fewer behavior problems when kids can stand and move during class. Standing desks create a movement-rich environment for kids and a 21st century classroom for teachers.
I need your help. As part of my commitment to children’s health and learning, my goal is to raise [X amount] by doing [X event, party, race, game, etc.].All of the funds I raise will directly benefit teachers who are hoping to transform their sitting classrooms to standing ones. Click [this link] and donate today.