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Students take healthy challenge

By Shannon Ballard 7:39 AM February 27, 2014

Record number of schools participate in Spring Healthy Futures Challenge

ANCHORAGE – About a third of Alaskan children are overweight or obese, according to the Department of Health and Social Services.

To get the numbers down, students are asked to play every day. At O’Malley Elementary School Wednesday, UAA hockey players showed kids how it’s done.

They’re promoting the Spring Healthy Futures Challenge, where kids track their physical activity and turn in their logs for prizes.

This year, a record number of schools are taking part.

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