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Some Buffalo School Kids Achieve Healthy Steps

Governor Paterson eats lunch with some City school children
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Governor Paterson eats lunch with some City school children

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Some city school children had lunch with the Governor in downtown Buffalo Friday. Students from four Buffalo Public schools received awards for participating in the Health Steps to Albany challenge. It was developed by the State's first lady Michelle Paterson.

The program encourages students to exercise and make healthy food choices. Governor David Paterson and his wife appeared at the Emerson School of Hospitality on Chippewa for an awards ceremony. Paterson told the students they must be stay active and eat the right foods.

Healthy Steps has been created to tackle the obesity epidemic among kids. Students across the state logged more than 1.4 billion steps. Among the top winners of the program, the 6th grade class at North Park Academy who logged more than 6.5 million steps.