Let's Move! event kicks off

6:15 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Dozens of elementary students gathered to have fun and learn more about staying active on Friday.

Students from Carter, East Knox, West Hills, West Haven and Lonsdale elementary schools took part in a Let's Move! kickoff event at Holston Chilhowee Park.

Let's Move! is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to fight childhood obesity by encouraging an active lifestyle. Students took part in a flash mob, ran through an obstacle course, and learned about good nutrition.

"We all struggle to make those healthy choices everyday, and so Knox County has really not been able to escape the high rates of overweight and obesity, so this is just a good opportunity for us to really focus with all of our community partners on how to be healthier," said Aneisa McDonald with Knox County Schools.

The main Let's Move! events will be held next Saturday, May 4 at the Holston Chilhowee Ballpark and Victor Ashe Park.

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