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Boys & Girls Club promotes healthy lifestyles

6:08 PM, Jan. 30, 2013
Boys & Girls Club members experience growing their own food in the Club's backyard garden.
Boys & Girls Club members experience growing their own food in the Club's backyard garden.
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In Wisconsin and across our country, childhood obesity is on the rise and has serious consequences with links to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. Wisconsin statistics show 14 percent of our youth are overweight, according to Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. Only 38 percent of our youth are meeting current daily physical activity recommendations, and only a paltry 18 percent eat fruits and vegetables five or more times a day.

Promoting healthy lifestyles isn't new to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh though. The Club has been a pioneer in the movement over the past few years making ...

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