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Battling childhood obesity at the library

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Amarillo, Texas - One in three Texas children are overweight or obese, and in an effort to curb childhood obesity, local libraries and schools are receiving resources to help children change their habits.

Amarillo public libraries, along with several elementary schools, will be provided with nutrition and fitness related books and DVD's as part of Texas Comptroller, Susan Combs "Reshaping Texas" initiative. More than 30 Amarillo elementary and middle schools that have been identified as being at high risk for obesity are also being supplied with free sports equipment.

Schools receiving books and DVDs:

Eastridge Elementary School

Emerson Elementary School

Forest Hill Elementary School

Glenwood Elementary School

Hamlet Elementary School

Humphrey's Highland Elementary School

Landergin Elementary School

Lee Elementary School

Rogers Elementary School

Sanborn Elementary School

San Jacinto Elementary School

Sunrise Elementary School

Whittier Elementary School

Wills Elementary School

Mesa Verde Elementary School

 

Amarillo schools that will be getting sports equipment:

Austin Middle School

Bowie Middle School

Houston Middle School

Mann Middle School

Travis Middle School

Johnny N Allen 6th Grade Campus

Bivins Elementary School

Emerson Elementary School

Forest Hill Elementary School

Glenwood Elementary School

Hamlet Elementary School

Humphrey's Highland Elementary School

Landergin Elementary School

Lee Elementary School

Oak Dale Elementary School

Paramount Terrace Elementary School

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Rogers Elementary School

Sanborn Elementary School

San Jacinto Elementary School

South Georgia Elementary School

South Lawn Elementary School

Whittier Elementary School

Wills Elementary School

Mesa Verde Elementary School

North Heights Alternative School

Sleepy Hollow Elementary School

Windsor Elementary School

Tradewind Elementary School

River Road Middle School

Willow Vista Intermediate School

Highland Park Middle School

Highland Park Elementary School

Greenways Intermediate School

Vista Academy Of Amarillo (C)

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