Ozark kids health fair promotes better habits early

October 2, 2010
by Ebony Horton
Dothan Eagle

OZARK - Six-year-old TJ Andrews estimated it had been about "24 years" since he started implementing activities to promote wise eating habits and exercise.

While his math was few years off, teachers at Thompkins Early Childhood Center in Ozark did agree that TJ and the other kindergarteners have started early this year learning the basics of their bodies and the necessary habits that help curb - and avoid - childhood obesity.

The students participated Friday in the school's seventh annual community health fair, which involved Carroll High School career students and community health workers coming to the school to teach the kids more about blood, hearts, lungs, teeth and other bones.

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