Albany - A program founded in Albany to get kids involved in physical fitness and make better nutritional choices is getting national attention. Youth Becoming Healthy was started by Pamela Green-Jackson in memory of her brother who died from complications from morbid obesity.
She helps to set up gyms in area schools and is working on Fit Kids legislation, since many physical education programs have been eliminated from schools. She's now been featured on a radio program with Richard Simmons and will be highlighted in the National Urban League's Magazine next month. She said, "It will enable them to live longer. My brother died at a very young age of 43 years old, February will be four years and so my goal in life is to see to it that these children don't suffer like he did."
A new youth becoming healthy facility will open at Robert Cross school in February.