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R8 organization receives help in fighting childhood obesity

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT)-  The Boys & Girls Club of Mississippi County has been awarded grant money to develop a program to fight against obesity in children.

A $500 grant was given by the UnitedHealth HEROES Program, which is designed to implement local hand-on programs addressing childhood obesity.  The grants were awarded to schools and youth-focused, community-based programs that understand the risk of pediatric obesity and have proposed creative solutions to the problem.

The club will partner with Blytheville Schools to implement Triple Play, a Boys and Girls Club national model program designed to demonstrate how eating smart, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.

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