Implementing Healthy Living in Our Community

Fit to Play and Learn is an obesity prevention program for elementary and middle school students and their parents. The Fit to Play and Learn program was developed by two pediatricians, Drs. Cori Cross and Tracy Zaslow, with the goal of teaching kids to eat right and enjoy an active lifestyle. Drs. Zaslow and Cross have teamed up with the American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2 (AAP-CA2) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Nurses Act to Prevent Obesity (SNAPO) to deliver this curriculum to students and their parents. The program’s curriculum is centered on encouraging healthy lifestyle choices for children at an early age. By incorporating education for parents, Fit to Play and Learn allows for dual-learning experiences for families concerning obesity prevention techniques.


Corinn Cross, MD, FAAP Co-Founder, Fit to Play and Learn Program

Corinn Cross, MD, FAAP
Co-Founder, Fit to Play and Learn Program

Accessing the Fit To Play and Learn Portal.

Attention School Nurses

Please follow the instructions below to access the School Nurse – Fit To Play and Learn Portal.

Three Steps as shown below (visual instructions here)

  1. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Log in”. Log in using your user name (or email) and password. You will be taken to the home page.
  2. After logging in, return to this page.
  3. After completing steps 1 and 2, Click here to access the Portal

Tracy Zaslow, MD, FAAP Co-Founder, Fit to Play and Learn Program

Tracy Zaslow, MD, FAAP
Co-Founder, Fit to Play and Learn Program

1 in 3 Children are Overweight

Obese children 1 in 3



Obesity is a chronic epidemic that is sweeping the United States. With 1 in 3 children considered overweight or obese, it is imperative that students and parents learn about ways to prevent or correct the obesity problem in their communities. By implementing a hands-on, dual-learning approach for students and parents, Fit to Play & Learn seeks to improve children’s health in our communities.


3 KEY Fit to Play and Learn LESSONS

How to eat healthier
“You Are What You Eat”

Why water is the best drink choice
“Get Sugar Smart”

Fun physical activities
“Get Moving!”

FTPL Kids Running


In separate education sessions, the program integrates a hands-on learning approach, with physical activity exercises, food demonstrations, and other forms of student/parent participation.

Three Key Curriculum Lessons:

  • Proper diet and nutrition
  • The importance of water as a main drink choice
  • Physical activity


1) Train school nurses to provide obesity prevention guidance to students and faculty

2) Educate students on healthy drink and food choices

3) Educate parents on healthy drink and food choices for themselves and their children

4) Provide teachers, students and parents tools to increase physical activity

To sign your school up, sponsor a school, make a donation, or for more information, please contact the AAP-CA2 Program Coordinator:

2011 – 2012

Logan Elementary
Trinity Elementary
Quincy Jones Elementary

2012 – 2013

28th Street Elementary
Anton School
Breed Street Elementary
Lanterman High/Special Education
MacArthur Park Elementary
Young Oak Kim Academy

2013 – 2014

9th. Street Elementary Adams Elementary Aurora Elementary Esperanza Elementary Euclid Elementary Harmony Elementary Hopper Elementary MACH High School Magnolia Elementary Mayberry Elementary McArthur Elementary Ortho Magnet Elementary Ramona High School San Pedro Elementary Trinity Elementary Union Elementary Wadsworth Elementary White Elementary

2014 – 2015

10th Street Elementary School
20th Street Elementary School
49th Street Elementary School
Anton Elementary School
Ascot Avenue Elementary School
Aurora ES
Belvedere Elementary School
Betty Plasencia Elementary School
Bravo Med Magnet
Bravo MMHS
Breed Street Elementary School
Charles White Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary School
Dayton Heights Elementary School
El Sereno Middle School, Farmdale Elementary School
El Sereno Middle School, Young Oak Kim Academy
Esperanza Elementary School
Estrella Elementary School
Euclid Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
Frank D. Lanterman School
Gates Street Elementary School
Harrison Elementary School
Hooper Ave Elementary School
John Adams Elementary School
Logan Street Elementary School
Lorena Street Elementary School
Los Feliz Elementary School
Nevin Elementary School
Norwood Elementary School
Rockdale Elementary School
Rosemont Elementary School
Salvin Special Education Center
San Pedro Street Elementary School
Trinity Street Elementary School
Vermont Avenue Elementary School
Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School
White, McArthur, LaFayette
Wilmington MS