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Healthy habits start early

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Children need to learn at an early age how to make smart food choices and to place a priority on regular exercise. This can be a challenge for families who have picky eaters and for families in which parents are not setting a healthy example for their children.

Stepping up to fill in the gaps are Louisiana Tech kinesiology professor Tammy Schilling and her graduate students. They are targeting some of Lincoln Parish’s youngest students and educating them about exercises they can do at home and how to make food choices that lead to good nutrition.

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