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Students learn good nutrition

October 24, 2006

Albany -- Students took to the walking tracks of their schools this week, to learn to fight the obesity epidemic.   Dougherty International Education Middle School students walked eight laps around their track Tuesday, as part of a healthy lifestyles program.

The Network of Trust School Health Program, run through Phoebe Putney Hospital, taught the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders about unhealthy foods, and the consequences that come with a bad diet.

The program wants to get these students exercising and eating right.   "By teaching kids at a young age, we feel like if we can teach them these good habits, when they get older, they will be healthier individuals," said Project Coordinator Eddie McBride.  

McBride has been presenting his healthy lifestyle program to physical education classes Radium Springs Middle, Southside Middle, and Dougherty Middle Schools this week.

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