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Healthy Kidz fight obesity

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Childhood obesity is on the rise, but an organization in Albany is working to change that.  Healthy Kidz works with overweight or unhealthy children to help them shed the extra pounds.

The group meets three times a week and focuses on movement and making healthy eating choices. Up to 25-percent of children are considered overweight. Trainers say these weight problems usually start with the parents.

"Our biggest battle is our parents. I will be honest with you. Our biggest battle is our parents. With these kids, we are fighting parents. We are fighting chicken McNuggets. We are fighting the dollar menu," said founder, B.J. Fletcher.

Anyone interested in signing up with Healthy Kidz can call 854-9443.

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