Getting a Kick out of VERB

December 2004
Weekly Reader News - Senior;12/17/2004, Vol. 83 Issue 14, p8
Presents world record breakers that will help motivate children to stay active during winter and take part in VERB, a program started by the U.S. government to get children moving. Most push-ups in an hour; Longest distance walking backwards in 24 hours; Longest hula hoop spin; Longest ice-skating race.


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