New After School Program Helps Prevent Childhood Obesity

February 27, 2007

It’s called The First Mile and students who sign-up will meet twice a week for activities and running sessions. Members of the community will also talk to them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

“We're going to go through a program that progresses them through walking and running and jogging to ultimately run a mile by the end of the seven week period,” said Renee Jones, from the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce.

The First Mile is part of the leadership program through the Chamber of Commerce. If students missed Tuesday's sign-up, they can sign-up again this Thursday during lunch.

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