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First Lady Glenna Fletcher Walks to School with Children from Woodford County Middle School
Press Release Date:  October 22, 2004
Contact:  Dottie Persinger
502-564-2611
 

First Lady promotes exercise and healthy habits to school children

Frankfort, KY:   First Lady Glenna Fletcher walked to school with children from the Woodford County Middle School on Friday morning to promote exercise and physical activity among children. The walk started at Woodford County Community Education Center where they proceeded to walk one half mile to the Woodford County Middle School.

 “Kentucky is rated second highest in the United States for physical inactivity,” said Mrs. Fletcher. “If we can teach our children the benefits of exercise by just walking to school or riding their bikes, we are one step closer to winning the fight against childhood obesity.”

Mrs. Fletcher spoke to the children about how fun exercise can be and how important it was to start good habits now.

The Kentucky chapter of the Coalition for a Healthy and Active America (CHAA) sponsored the walk. CHAA is a national, non-profit, grassroots coalition dedicated to educating parents, children, schools and communities about the critical role physical activity and nutrition play in the fight against childhood obesity.

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CAPTION FOR PHOTO:  First Lady Glenna Fletcher started her day out with students from Woodford County Middle School by walking to school with them. The importance of exercise was the topic of discussion while walking to school. She talked to them about the importance of making exercise a daily habit to improve their energy levels as well as their school performance.






 

Last updated: Saturday, October 23, 2004