Get Fit!

Coco, Paul
March 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;3/21/2005, Vol. 67 Issue 18, p4
Focuses on children's health. Estimated number of young people who are overweight in the U.S.; Cause of weight gain; Information on guidelines issued by the U.S. government for healthy living; Effort of public schools to keep children physically fit. INSETS: Fitness Fun!;BACK TO YOU;Eat Smart!.


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