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The YMCA of Southern W.Va. fights childhood obesity

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Children in Raleigh County are learning the importance of healthy eating.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the YMCA of Southern West Virginia wants to help local families live better.

Earlier today children enrolled in the YMCA Happy Kids Preschool in Beckley participated in a program focusing on the importance of healthy eating and exercise.

West Virginia ranks 44th in overall prevalence with more than 35 percent of children considered either overweight or obese.