Curbing childhood obesity

A group of Broome County children were served up some lessons in the kitchen Saturday as part of a day dedicated to healthy living.

Kids in the Kitchen is a nationwide initiative by the Junior League to curb childhood obesity. More than a third of children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight or in danger of being overweight.

In addition to learning how to make healthy snacks, the program teaches kids the importance of exercise and fitness.

Organizers say by teaching about health early on, children are more likely to make smarter choices throughout life.

“This is a lifelong problem and if they learn young now, they can take that with them through their lives,” said Andrea Hatzinger, president of the Junior League of Binghamton.

“The healthy choices that they have now, they can share with their family and with their friends all the way through their lives.”

This is the fifth year the program has been held in the Binghamton area.

By: Janelle Burrell

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