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Thursday, March 11, 2010

For healthier kids UPDATE

Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Golfer Annika Sorenstam joined Gov. Mike Beebe, something of a golfer himself, for a ceremony today awarding grants to schools for physical education programs. Money comes from the Tobacco Settlement Commission. Details at the link include the specific grants.

UPDATE: On a related topic, UAMS today reported continuing improvement in addressing childhood obesity in the sixth year after adoption of Act 1220 of 2003. The report said vending machines and snack stores in schools have declined dramatically; there's less resistance to body mass testing of students; parents are more concerned about obesity, and students say they are eating less fast food.

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