Tag Archives: Parents

“You’re an inspiration, Benji!” / With town’s support, teen runs off 100 pounds

The treadmill is a tight fit in his Ripley, W.Va., living room, but 16-year-old Benji Willis has used it to lose 102 pounds in six months.

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Marple urges collaboration on obesity, teen pregnancy and hunger

State School Superintendent Jorea Marple challenged state wellness conference  attendees to find collaborative ways to tackle three heart-wrenching problems she said are “too big for schools to handle alone”: teen pregnancy, obesity and child hunger, which keep many young West Virginians from learning effectively,

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TIPS for parents who want to make healthy changes

Here are some resources and links that can help parents who want to take charge of encouraging healthier lifestyles in their families.


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