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Junior League of Manatee County helps fight childhood obesity
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Junior League of Manatee County helps fight childhood obesity

Bradenton, Florida -- As part of international childhood obesity and nutrition education initiative, Kids in the Kitchen, The Junior League of Manatee County will host the 4th Annual Get Your Fit On event!

Local elementary and middle school children and their families are invited to learn about nutrition and participate in several fitness and sports-related activities. By being part of the event, children will be eligible to win raffle prizes like bikes, scooters, skateboards and much more!

Florida ranks 38th in overall with 27.5% of children are considered to be overweight or obese. By hosting the Get Your Fit On! event, the Junior League hopes to help reverse the rise of childhood obesity in Florida.

The FREE event is on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Pirate City at 1701 27th Street East. 

The Junior League Kids in the Kitchen initiative is a response to the alarming statistics that nearly one-third of children in the United States are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.

To learn more about the Junior League of Manatee County, visit www.jrleaguemanatee.org. 

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