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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.
KEARNEY - Kearney Public Schools is seeing progress after giving schools healthy makeovers.
Over the last five years, KPS has seen a 13 percent decrease in student obesity.
"We've had some good progress and good results," said Physical Education Program grant coordinator Cari Franzen. "The district as a whole, I would say, has made some small steps in introducing programming and strategies and policies to help provide for a healthier school environment."
Three years ago, KPS received a…