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Third graders practice fitness, learn nutrition


September 22, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Third graders on stationary bicycles connected to blenders made healthy smoothies and learned how fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand as part of Panhandle Public Health District's Kids Fitness & Nutrition Day at Legion Park Wednesday. Supervised by Cynthia Gill, UNL extension educator, students took turns to create the healthy snack.

Third graders from multiple school districts filled Legion Park and Cheyenne County Community Center Wednesday for Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day.

More than 250 students participated in the yearly event, Janelle Hansen, Panhandle Public Health District health educator, said.

The students from Sidney, Leyton, Bridgeport, Kimball, Creek Valley and other school districts were greeted by a variety of physical activity and nutrition stations.

"They're learning about how important it is to keep physically active and how fun it can be, and also about nutrition and portion sizes," Hansen said. "The...

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