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Health expo reaches out to our youth: aimed to stop obesity before it gets worse

Health expo reaches out to our youth: aimed to stop obesity before it gets worse
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POSTED: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:54pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:55pm

Families and of course the kids got a chance to learn a little about their health Saturday with food, music, freebies and fun. It was the ‘Health and Wellness Expo’ at Quarters off of Sherwood Forest Boulevard.

Vendors from across the Capitol City came together at this event to promote healthy lifestyle and wellness. They wanted to focus on our youth and inform them about staying healthy. This event is something the organizers say was needed and they hope they touched a few lives in the process.

"It's important to us that were more than concerned with more than just food fun and entertainment, said Quarters manager, Antoine Witherspoon. “We are concerned about wellness in the community and we wanted to take action before obesity takes over."

Just recently, Sydnee Allen’s mom lost over 100 poundsand was featured in a local magazine. She says she’s inspired by her mom which is why she started moving and recently lost ten pounds. Although she’s only 12, she says its important to be healthy now and live a healthy life.

"I am learning how you can be more active and how I can be a role model for my little brother and sister," said Allen.

They even had fencing classes to get the kids out there and active. The event was from 11 to 4 Saturday.
 

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