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Wild Adventures helps combat obesity

April 27, 2006

Valdosta - A South Georgia amusement park is teaching kids how eat healthy and exercise while having fun.

Wild Adventures teamed up with the Youth Becoming Healthy Project Thursday for the "Adventures in Motion Day." Local fitness groups and dietitians were on hand to give information on how to get and stay healthy.

Todd Williams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers also signed autographs and encouraged kids to eat right and exercise in order to be successful. "If these kids really have aspirations of really doing something in life, having confidence and self respect, they have to eat properly and a lot of kids don't know how to eat properly," said Williams.  "That's where I come in to help and encourage them."

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in America , behind smoking. Georgia ranks sixth in the U.S. when it comes to the number of obese people.

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