Representatives of Hy-Vee, Inc., were at Central Elementary School in Nevada last Thursday to present the school with a check for $1,000, after the fourth grade class placed in the top three of Hy-Vee’s KidsFit™ Squat Challenge.

Central Elementary’s fourth-graders completed more than 131,040 squats and took second place in the challenge, which was held recently. Fourth-graders at I-35 Elementary School in Truro and St. Theresa Catholic School in Des Moines were the other schools in the top three, and all three districts received $1,000, which will go toward the school’s physical education and health programs.

Hy-Vee KidsFit is a free interactive health and wellness website for children, teens and families that features fun workout videos, fitness workbooks and nutrition blogs, written by Hy-Vee dietitians. More information can be found at

Daira Driftmier, the Hy-Vee KidsFit fitness coach, was on hand with other Hy-Vee officials when the check was presented. Driftmier spent time with the students, also sharing the fitness routine she likes to do to the song, “Ghostbusters,” with the kids.

See two videos from this event on the Nevada Journal Facebook page. They were loaded on April 6.