Summer program focuses on nutrition and fitness

Local - 6/25/2014 4:00 PM by Karen Franklin

HINTON - An annual summer program for young students is focusing on nutrition and fitness with the help of extra funding.

The Future Generations/Rural America Foundation is behind a $10,000 grant that funds the Family Resource Center's Summer Fun Program, a six-week learning camp for students as old as sixth grade.

Employees with REACHH said kids from as far away as Florida get to participate in yoga, Zumba and kickball. They'd like to enforce good eating habits while the students are still young.

“I eat healthy food,” 13-year-old Savanna Kesner told WOAY. “Eat my vegetables, and run and do exercises.”

The camp comes to a close on Aug. 1. There are still several spots available.

“If you start them early and develop healthy habits now, it'll hopefully stick with them for the rest of their lives and help get them on the right path,” Amanda Gill, of REACHH, told Newswatch.”


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