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Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

Get Your Kids Moving Outdoors

By Eric King, ASLA, King Landscaping, www.EricKingLandscaping.com

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Physical activity can help control weight; build lean muscle; reduce fat; promote strong bone, muscle and joint development; and decrease the risk of obesity. To grow up to a healthy weight, kids need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day.

It's getting more difficult to get children to want to go outdoors. Let's Move, a nationwide effort to raise a healthier generation, says eight to 18 year-old adolescents spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media during a typical day.

We are fortunate to live in a warm climate that provides ample opportunities for children to play outside. What we need to do is remove the obstacles that deter them from doing so.

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DEKALB | Rep. John Lewis to visit Fernbank Elem.

DEKALB | Rep. John Lewis to visit Fernbank Elem.

ATLANTA -- U.S. Rep John Lewis will visit a DeKalb County elementary school as part of its Black History Month activities.

The civil rights legend, who inspired 11Alive's Letters to Our Children special, is scheduled to attend a celebration Thursday at Fernbank Elementary in Atlanta.

The Democrat will be joined by DeKalb County schools superintendent Cheryl Atkinson as he speaks to third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes about his experiences during the civil rights movement.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the school's gymnasium.