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Area students enjoy a day full of fitness, nutrition


Dawn Graves

Delaney McGowan of Banner County tries on a S.W.A.T. vest at a Boot Camp activity while Adam Frerichs of the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department looks on. About 250 third-graders from towns around the Panhandle attended Kids Nutrition and Fitness Day on Thursday.

About 250 third-graders from Sidney, Bridgeport, Leyton, South Platte, Bayard, Potter-Dix, Banner County and Creek Valley learned about fitness and how to make healthy food choices for Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day on Thursday.

Held at the Cheyenne County Community Center and the Sidney National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids participated in 13 different health stations, including handwashing, energy balance, healthy snacks, obstacle course, boot camp, sock wars, stretching and more. They were provided with a lunch of roast beef sandwiches from Subway, paid for by the Nebraska Be...

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