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Students and Faculty Help Fight Childhood Obesity with GOFAR

11.12.2013

 

GoFar 2 GoFar 3HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 – Hundreds of local elementary and middle school students raced against childhood obesity this weekend at the GOFAR 5k, and some High Point University students were running right alongside them.

GOFAR is a program designed to reduce childhood obesity, by teaching and encouraging young students how to be healthy and active. HPU faculty and students are helping the program by measuring its effectiveness on children’s actual health. They’re doing this through a partnership with Florence Elementary and their physical education teacher, Leanne Dennis. The research started this year and results are pending, but HPU faculty and students say they’re proud of the work the kids have done this year.

“The kids really showed great improvement,” said Paige Ward, a sophomore at HPU. “I was really impressed with their persistence in the race. I am going to miss running with them every week.”

As a reward for all of their hard work, the GOFAR students will visit HPU’s Biomechanics Lab from 12:30 to 1:30 on Nov. 18.

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