Ex-WVU athletes help in child obesity initiative

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 6, 2013 at 2:13 am •  Published: November 6, 2013
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ELLENBORO, W.Va. (AP) — Some former West Virginia University football players are helping to kick off a school initiative to fight childhood obesity.

Ex-WVU football players Aaron Beasley, Jimmy Gary, John Browning and Mike Logan are scheduled to attend the event Thursday at Ritchie County Middle School. They'll be exercising with students on a video entertainment system.

Four Ritchie County elementary schools and one middle school will participate in the program developed by the nonprofit 'nPLAY Foundation. The foundation is a coalition of active and retired pro athletes united in making schoolchildren more active and getting them to eat healthier foods.

More than 27 percent of the state's fifth-graders were considered obese in 2011.


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