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Exercise, healthy diet stressed at Powell Middle School

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The younger our children get started on a healthy lifestyle track, the easier it will be for them to stay on track.

Powell Middle School students learned this Friday during the Health and Wellness Extravaganza, put on by United Healthcare and Mississippi 4-H. Children took part in strength and agility drills. They also put their minds to the test on nutrition topics, and spun a wheel for prizes.

Part of the program centered on cyber-bullying. Organizers want students to realize the problem can't go ignored. "Give them some tools they can use to get through the issue without succumbing to depression or even suicide. We're seeing a lot of that happening today," says Angelique Minnifield, with United Heathcare.

The I. Sanders YMCA also helped out. 

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