Students washed their hands and then looked at them under a black light

WARRENSBURG Students washed their hands and then looked at them under a black light last week in Warrensburg Elementary School. It was the schools first annual Health and Wellness Fair, and the kids had plenty to do. Some were busy doing downward facing dog as Tropical Fitness instructors taught BodyFlow, some enjoyed free samples from the Warrensburg McDonalds alternative healthy treats. We have apple dippers as an alternative to French fries,?said Tom Robbins while handing out the samples. The program is partly in response to federal guidelines for health and wellness, implemented to battle the growing problem of obesity. We handed information out for parents and the community, said school Principal Amy Langworthy. The public was invited to participate between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.? The fair included the child ID?program provided by the Masons and a representative from?Weight Watchers was also on hand. We have a new program for families,?said Sandy Whalen. Our nation is becoming obese even from childhood so our program stresses eating healthy, drinking plenty of water from a young age.?Parents are educated as well, since they are role models for their children. Were not concerned with body image; were concerned with health,?she said. Kids just dont move much anymore. Internet safety, anti-smoking, drug awareness and even dental hygiene were also included in the fair, which was a huge success with the kids as well as community members. Were starting small this year, but well grow each year,?Langworthy said.

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