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Hazel Green uses video games to get kids to exercise

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Hazel Green, AL (WAFF) – The Alabama Sports Festival Foundation (ASF) has figured out a way to get kids moving. Hazel Green Elementary students demonstrate how the program works.

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Foley Elementary Joins Statewide Wee Can Fight Obesity Program

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FOLEY, Alabama — Foley Elementary School is the latest Baldwin County school to join a statewide effort to battle childhood obesity.

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Local elementary students in program designed to reduce obesity

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Hokes Bluff Elementary School is participating in a pilot program called “Wee Can Fight Obesity.” The program is administered by the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation in conjunction with the State Department of Education, Alabama State University and the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness.

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Wee Fit Challenge RESULTS honors Council and Wylan Elementary

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The 2nd Annual Wee Fit Challenge is a statewide competition among elementary school students who are involved in the Alabama Sports Festival’s (ASF) Wee Can Fight Obesity program. It was held in conjunction with ASF’s State Games.  The competition was staged in Birmingham’s historic Boutwell Auditorium.

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Wee Fit plan sweeps BMES

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BAY MINETTE — How do you get kids to run an obstacle course in the pouring rain — willingly — without having your teaching methods questioned? Jamie McGowin, a physical education teacher at Bay Minette Elementary School, said it’s easier than you might think.

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Fabianke promotes fitness in Red Bay

Categories:Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness, News, Pilot Schools

At Monday’s meeting of the Red Bay City Council, Red Bay resident Rosalyn Fabianke gave an update on the progress made by the Alabama Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports, which is a commission she was appointed to last year to serve as the representative of the Fourth Congressional District. Fabianke reminded the council […]

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Ala. schools to be part of effort to fight obesity

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Associated Press – June 8, 2010 3:54 PM ET  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Six Alabama elementary schools will participate in a program this fall designed to test a way to fight obesity in children.

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Wee Can Fight Obesity at Spring Garden

A local elementary school is taking part in the “Wee Can Fight Obesity Program.” It’s a pilot program in elementary schools involving the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation, Alabama State University, and the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness.  Spring Garden Elementary is one of six schools participating in the program.

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Baldwin Back to School: Delta Elementary School to take part in anti-obesity program

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The Wee Can Fight Obesity Partnership has created and developed a new physical education pilot program that will be administered during in the fall in six Alabama elementary schools — including Delta Elementary.

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Electronic gaming part of test P.E. program

Categories:Alabama State University, News, Wee Fit Challenge

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – It’s no secret Alabama is one of the most obese states in the country.  More than a third of residents in the Montgomery metro area are overweight. Now, sports organizations are teaming up with Alabama State University to introduce a unique approach to physical fitness.  

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