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The PowerUp movement helped to kick off the YUMPower movement at Somerset Elementary. Lakeview Foundation community Health and Wellness Director Marna Canterbury said the PowerUp movement will be working with schools to help keep kids active and eating healthily.

PowerUp promotes healthier future for kids

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On Aug. 14 and Aug. 23, community leaders, parents and people who care for and about children will gather to learn how to keep kids healthy.

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According to Marna Canterbury, community health and wellness director for the Lakeview Foundation (to which Stillwater Medical Group in Somerset belongs), almost one quarter of the children in the Midwest are overweight or obese. Canterbury said this is a dramatic increase.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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