Data from the Taos Picuris Service Unit of Indian Health Services showed that 56% of youth at Taos Pueblo ages 6-15 were obese/overweight in 2010, and 53% in 2012. We are pleased that obesity has decreased by 3% and know that it is extremely important to continue combating obesity among Taos Pueblo youth; however, 53% is still an alarming number. Our goal is to continue to reduce obesity by providing Taos Native youth with opportunities to participation in: team sports; recreation clubs; opportunities to be active after school and during the summer; and healthy eating habits.
Soccer for Kinder-8th grades in the spring and fall
Basketball for 3rd-8th grades in the fall and winter
Volleyball for 5th-8th grade girls in the fall
Mountain Biking Club spring & fall 3rd-8th grades
Ski/Snowboard Club winter 4th-8th grades
Ice Skating winter for 2nd-8th grades
Kung Fu Club for 2nd-8th grades weekly during the school year
Gymnastics Club for Kindergarten-8th grades weekly during the winter
Summer Camp Recreation
Students are required to participate in two hours of structured recreation activities every day during Summer Camp. Students are grouped by grade level and rotate through three stations: Martial Arts; Sports; and Fun Games including a weekly epic water gun battle and swimming every Thursday. Swimming Lessons for Kindergarten-2nd grades are provided every week of Summer Camp. Horseback riding for 4th-8th grades is provided every week of Summer Camp.
Every day after school and during Summer Camp we have supervised playground time. As well as participating in structured activities, we know that children simply need time to play and interact!