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Kids learn importance of health, wellness at Body Walk

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

During the month of September, kids all around the state are learning the importance of health and wellness through the Smart Bodies Body Walk program with the LSU AgCenter.

This week, four schools in Calcasieu Parish are getting their chance to experience their own walk through.

"The Body Walk is to teach kids starting early how to take care of themselves," said Shatonia McCarty with the Calcasieu AgCenter.

According to John Albarado, manager of the Smart Bodies Body Walk, it's a great way to fight childhood obesity.

Schools that participate in the exhibit receive over $1,000 in curriculum to improve their current health education curriculum.

"We have so many resources in the form of literature, labs and more to continue teaching our students the importance of being healthy," said Lake Charles Charter Academy Principal Pam Quibodeaux.

According to Quibodeaux, students at the Charter School have been extremely receptive of the exhibit.

"You can just hear how excited they are," she said. "Anytime you can bring a museum like learning experience to your students, it's a great thing."

The Charter school is the third of four stops in Calcasieu Parish. Brentwood and Barbe were visited earlier this week. The exhibit concludes Friday at Hamilton.

Hear more from the AgCenter and what a charter student learned in today's exhibit on later editions of 7News.

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