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Program has students getting fit while 'crossing the globe'

Published: Thursday, Dec. 6 2012 7:34 p.m. MST

At Taylor Elementary School in Centerville, students, teachers and even the principal go out and walk, run, jump rope and otherwise just move. Their goal: to walk around the world, sort of.

KSL.com

CENTERVILLE — Childhood obesity is a big problem. One in every four Utah students in grades K-8 either is overweight or at-risk of becoming so, according to the Utah Department of Health.

At Taylor Elementary School in Centerville, they're battling the problem. Every day, students, teachers and even the principal go out and walk, run, jump rope and otherwise just move. Their goal: to walk around the world, sort of.

The school is one of about 277 Utah schools participating in the Gold Medal Schools Program, which was developed by the Utah Department of Health in 2001, encourages students to be active and eat healthy.

Read more about the Gold Medal Schools Program and the elementary school's virtual trip around the planet on KSL.com

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