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February 26, 2007

Albany--  A program started in Albany to combat childhood obesity will get national exposure.

In 2004, Pamela Green-Jackson started Youth Becoming Healthy. The program gets kids involved in an after-school exercise program monitored by fitness instructors. It spread to all Dougherty County middle schools and caught the eye of the Montel Williams Show.

Jackson will be a featured guest on the "Fight Against Fat" episode where she hopes to get here message across to the nation.

"What I'm hoping is that people will understand that this is an emergency. It is the number 2 cause of preventable death and if I can prevent another person from suffering like my brother did, then it will all be worth it," said Jackson.

Jackson started the program after her brother died of obesity-related illnesses. The Montel Williams "Fight Against Fat" episode airs Tuesday at 3 p.m. right here on WALB.

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