DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Students at DeKalb Middle School are learning to put their health first.
On Wednesday, medical professionals with Parkview Hospital Cardiology held a "Focus on Health" event for the DeKalb students. The kids were able to get a number of free health screenings, but the emphasis was placed on providing education about childhood obesity.
Teachers say, it's not just the students striving to improve their diets. They say the district as a whole is making progress.
"They've worked very hard to get healthy choices on the line for the kids; fruits, vegetables, whole wheat bread, 1% milk and things that keep calories down," says Jamie Curtis, an 8th grade physical education teacher at DeKalb Middle School.
Medical experts told the kids that they need to balance their caloric intake with physical activity. They also discussed portion sizes, limiting junk food, and using food as fuel.
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