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Kids in Motion teams with Marshall School of Medicine to fight childhood obesity

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Huntington's "Kids in Motion" program is busy this month with a new group of participants who are working hard to establish healthy habits like better food choices and exercise. The program, a partnership among the YMCA, Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center , Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, United Way of the River Cities, FoodFair and Dutch Miller Chevrolet, kicked off last fall with the goal of combating the ever-increasing number of children who are obese.

In an effort to better serve the community and with an eye to future programs, the Marshall School of Medicine is working in tandem with Kids in Motion by providing guidance to help grow the program.

"The School of Medicine is extremely pleased to be a part of this initiative that is so vital to our community, " said Jennifer Plymale, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a Kids in Motion board member. "We are working to assist the group in its efforts to measure outcomes which will ultimately ensure the program's future success."

If you are interested in the Kids in Motion program, please contact Jamie Berry at the Huntington YMCA at 304-697-7113 or via email at kidsinmotion@huntingtonymca.org.

Healthy Habits 2014 is a partnership among Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and St. Mary's Medical Center. We are a community working together to improve our health. Our goal is a simple one; to inform and encourage area residents on ways to improve their health. Join our conversation and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/healthyhabitshuntington.

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