By Alejandra Rojas & Robert Marin
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
4:27 PM CST, December 21, 2012
(GARDEN CITY, Kan.)
It is one of the fastest growing health problems in the country, but a Garden City elementary school will get some help to fight childhood obesity.
Buffalo Jones Elementary School won a competition for at $45,000 Healthy School Makeover grant. As part of the grant, the school will get special health training and fitness equipment.
Teachers at the school say 45 percent of its students are overweight.
"We do have an issue in our school with healthy eating and exercise after school, and so we really thought that, with the curriculum, and the with the grant, we would be able to provide something for our students that they are not able to get right now," said teacher Kerri Steelman.
Steelman was responsible for making a video that helped the school win the grant.
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