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Published October 21, 2010, 11:10 AM

Large grant awarded to after-school program that combats childhood obesity

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An after-school program to combat childhood obesity is getting some major support from the U.S. Department of education.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Senator Kent Conrad presented a grant for over 380 thousand dollars to TNT Kids Fitness and its program partners.

TNT teamed up with the Boys and Girls club and Youth Commission to develop a pilot project to educate children on healthy eating and physical activity.

“To get the kids up off the couch and start moving we got to get them to understand the importance of nutrition and that's what this program is all about.”

The after school program serves more then 24-hundred families in the metro including 300 families with special needs children.