2 Step 4 Kids Classroom Program
A joint development of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the LSU AgCenter, this classroom-based grade-specific educational tool encourages short bouts of physical activity integrated with academic lessons. Participating Smart Bodies schools will receive curricular materials and training providing teachers with learning activities that incorporate movement to reinforce academic concepts. The activities use the "Red Bean" and "Rice Twins" characters and other Louisiana components to guide students through the activities. The curricular materials are linked to the grade level expectations (GLEs) established by the Louisiana Department of Education and the common core state standards (CCSS).