11-year-old Fionnula Mendoza creates Morning Mile walk at her elementary school
The Morning Mile that began as Fionnula's Girl Scout project is now helping children fight childhood obesity in Minneola, Florida.
By Roxanne Brown, Daily Commercial
At just 11-years-old, Fionnula Mendoza is a veteran of 5K and 10K races throughout Lake County and Central Florida.
Fionnula and mom Katie Mendoza are members of a running club that fitness expert Fitz Koehler, president of Fitzness International LLC, belongs to as well.
So when it was time for Fionnula to pick a project for earning her Girl Scout Silver Award with Troop 9567, fitness seemed like, well, a good fit.
Fionnula decided to raise funds to support The Morning Mile, a program developed by Koehler to fight childhood obesity in as many Lake County schools as possible.
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