Group Teaches Kids Importance Of Healthy Living

Friday, February 29th 2008, 5:33 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma State Medical Center is working to trim the obesity rate among our youngest generation. Up and coming pediatricians hosted a miniature medical school for youngsters at Eugene Field Elementary School.

The soon-to-be doctors say the latest state health report gave Oklahoma a failing grade in overall health. Also, the report says the average life expectancy of an Oklahoman is nearly two years less than the national average.

Medical students spent the day teaching kids the benefits of choosing healthy foods.

"They're going to be mini doctors for the day. They'll learn about nutrition, obesity, and fitness in 5 different sessions," said Pediatric Club President Binh Phung.

Just like medical students, the kids were also introduced to the human anatomy where they were able to take a look at a human heart, lungs, and bones.