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Cobb's coach Carter keeps kids on their toes during physical education, yet Leon County has taken the fight against childhood obesity beyond the gym to the World Wide Web, dishing out weekly nutrition and physical activity tips.

Gary Rady, athletic director at Cobb Middle School, says, "We try to educate kids so they can educate parents."

Cobb athletic director Gary Rady says in his tenure, trends show teens tipping the scale towards serious health risk.

Gary says, "Unfortunately, getting bigger and bigger due to lifestyle."

It’s a lifestyle that can linger in physical education class.

Coaches convey to kids it only takes a little to get on the path to good health, not to mention a good grade.

Cobb coaches say keeping P.E. fun keeps kid interested and on the right path to stopping childhood obesity.


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