DEVELOPING: Portage County schools host Fit Kids Challenge - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

DEVELOPING: Portage County schools host Fit Kids Challenge

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by Meg Bonacorsi

PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) -- Studies show that 17% of kids 6 through 11 are obese, and some Portage County organizations want to do something about it.

The Portage County CAN coalition and St. Michael's Foundation are teaming up with five major Portage County school districts to launch the 2010 Fit Kids Challenge.

Elementary students who sign up need to complete 100 hours of physical activity from now until April 30th.

Area organizations are hosting special fitness events to help the kids accomplish their goals.

Plus, if they attend they have a chance to win a number of prizes.

Hear from one of the Fit Kids organizers and a Stevens Point physical education teacher coming up tonight on Newsline 9.

Online Reporter: Meg Bonacorsi

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