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New campaign aims to get Arcadia Elementary students eating healthier

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"Put down junk food and pick up something nutritious" is the message spread by administrators at Arcadia Elementary School to get kids to eat healthier.

Benji Ladrillono and a team of University of Alabama PR students created a healthy living campaign for Arcadia students using "Tag" the monkey.

Organizers want the campaign to educate school children about eating right. Newsletters and a "Tag" field day are scheduled over the next few months to reinforce the idea of eating right.

The Center for Child and Adolescent Health says Alabama has the fourth highest child obesity rate in the nation.

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