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Childhood obesity rates in Kearney, Neb., are on the decline—and making this community healthier has been a "village effort" according to Carol S. Renner, PhD, associate superintendant of Kearney Public Schools

By Erica R. Hendry, USA TODAY
Boxing in the living room and dancing in the den have elevated home gaming — and children's heart rates — to new heights.

New research shows that exercise video games such as Wii Sports and Dance Dance Revolution boost children's activity levels significantly.

KEARNEY — We live here, we race here, we save lives here.“That’s exactly what we’re trying to accomplish,” said Sara Malzacher, co-chair for the second-annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

KEARNEY — Kenwood Elementary School students fueled up for play with an oatmeal breakfast Wednesday morning.

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October 4, 2011

Real people, real inspiration

Kearney family gets healthy together.
By Katy Healey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

The eighth-annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day will bring approximately 700 fourth-graders from area communities to the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus Sept. 16, according to Kate Heelan, event cofounder and director of the UNK Human Performance Laboratory.

Analysis finds fitness progress

Kearney Public Schools elementary students go through the salad bar during lunch. Many elementary schools have added salad bars, eliminated unhealthy snacks and implemented exercise programs to improve the health of students.

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