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New program encourages healthy children

Updated:

December 10, 2007

Albany -- The Dougherty County School Board approved a new program Monday night that will help keep middle school children healthy.

The school system now has a partnership with Blaze Sports, Albany Youth Becoming Healthy,  and the Albany Parks and Recreation.

They'll work with Merry Acres Middle school students who have disabilities.

"The system and program will work with children with disabilities targeted for a healthy lifestyle and reduction for obesity. Basically getting them to live a healthy lifestyle," said Deputy Superintendent, Carlos Keith.

The plan is already in place. So the program will begin immediately now that it has the board's approval.

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