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Junior League of Huntington celebrate Kids in the Kitchen at Fit Fest

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 10:54 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Junior League volunteers cheered on several area children recently at the annual Fit Fest in Ritter Park.

There were more than a 100 kids that participated in either the 25- or 50-yard-dash, a half mile /or one mile run. As the kids crossed the finish line, the Junior League volunteers passed out water and fruit to the kids and promoted its Kids in the Kitchen program to the community.

The Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen program is designed to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, especially to children. The KITK events generally take place at local schools in the Tri-State. These events promote eating healthy and staying active by educating children on what foods provide the best nutrients for the body, as well as performing physical activities and exercises with the kids, according to a news release.

The Junior League of Huntington brought the program to the Huntington community in 2009 and since has impacted the lives of more than 500 children and their caregivers. The program's mission is to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity.

For more information about local Kids in the Kitchen events, visit www.jlofhuntington.org, and for more general information about the Kids in the Kitchen program, visit www.Kidsinthekitchen.org.

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