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OGS Learns About Health and Fitness

Parents and students bounce balls on a parachute.

A Family Fitness program hosted by an Okawville Grade School teacher’s committee Thursday focused on good nutrition and being physically active.

Washington County Health Department nurse Melinda Isringhaus Voss talked about the importance of not skipping meals, including breakfast.

Children who are hungry are not able to focus, so they have low attention span, behavior issues, and discipline issues in school, Voss said.

Quality is more important than quantity, stressed Voss. Unhealthy calories are very cheap and healthy calories are not cheap, she said. “So the nutrition pathway can certainly be a struggle,” said the nurse.

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