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Washington students get health advice from program

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A live performance of “The Best Me,” a play promoting healthy lifestyles sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente health maintenance organization, has been one highlight of this week’s health awareness week at George Washington Elementary School.

Another showing of the play is set for 6 p.m. tonight, with a free nutritious dinner also due to be served to children and parents attending a “family night.”

The 45-minute production got its first Madera showing Monday before an audience of 4th through 6th graders. It is one benefit to the school for participating in Kaiser’s $1 million, three-year Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) zone program, designed to give free health education to students throughout Northern California.

“This is a live theatrical show from San Francisco and the kids really got excited with the performance,” Holden said. “After it was over, the performers were out on the field doing physical activities and interacting with the students.” ...


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