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Dallas Youth Address Childhood Obesity

The Community Youth Development Program, actively works at getting youth fit. Monthly, we measure and weigh participants, record their Body Mass Index, and monitor their progress throughout the year. Through the Dallas County 4H program, we track 250 children; 58 percent rank as overweight. We share exercise tips on how to exercise without knowing it, like dancing and playing interactive video games. We also teach healthy eating habits. Children enjoy the work and get healthier in the process. For more information on the program, contact Pamela Lee at