XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) - Students at Xenia Christian Middle School are getting a lesson in nutrition and exercise.
The program Fuel Up to Play 60 gets kids moving.
"It's very important to the youth in our area to get them going. It gets them to know what they have to do to stay healthy. This may be the only generation that doesn't live as long as their parents," said Joyce Rickels, Greene County Combined Health District.
It is something every parent fears, but health experts warn it is not only possible, its likely now that kids don't get enough exercise.
That's where the Fuel Up to Play 60 program comes into play.
It's a partnership between Greene County Schools, the Greene County Combined Health District and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Through a series of activities and online programs, children learn about what foods to eat, what foods to avoid and how much exercise they need to stay healthy.
It is based on professional football's popular Play 60 campaign.
"They're all aware of the NFL's Play 60 campaign, so adding that element is kinda cool," said John Augustine, Xenia Athletic Director.
Military members from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base even joined in the fun, putting the kids through drills.
"It's actually pretty fun. It's exciting to work with the kids and just a great experience."
Another goal, get the kids away from playing video games that keep them inside.
"It is interesting. Most of the games kids play these days are sedentary. They do video games, computers and text and Facebook, but we want them to get to where their body is moving and they're thinking about what they are eating," said Rickels.
Supporters say the kids at Xenia Christian Middle School got the message loud and clear and all of the hard work is paying off.
"Well, I actually see motivated kids. They like to exercise, so I think we should make it fun and they'll all come out. It's just about having fun and getting out there and sweating," said Airman Antwan Williams, WPAFB.
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