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Swimming helps autistic teen

Charles Cobbert was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and at age 17, he is competing in the swimming nationals. Meg Oliver reports on how the repetitive aerobic activity helps to reduce the autistic behavior.
CBS Evening News

YMCA of Greater Louisville sets Guinness World Record for 'most people hopping on one leg simultaneously'

LOUISVILLE— The YMCA of Greater Louisville has set the Guinness World Record for "most people hopping on one leg simultaneously." The record was set on Sunday, April 26, with 674 people at Slugger Field during the YMCA's 9th annual Healthy Kids Day celebration. Guinness officially confirmed the record this month.
WDRB

Local YMCA garden grows 800 pounds of produce


Fox 8 Charlotte

YMCA working to lower drowning rate of minority children


Charlotte Observer

New YMCA Veggie Van rolling into Tampa food deserts

TAMPA — Kids might not chase after it like they would the ice cream man, but grown-ups are eager to take advantage of a new mobile vegetable stand that soon will roll into neighborhoods lacking in grocery options.
Tampa Tribune

How to Avoid the 'Summer Slide' with Kids' Eating

The results are in: Kids aren't eating as healthily in the summer as they do the rest of the year. Here's how to keep their nutrition on track when they're on summer break.
Parenting.com

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Eat Your Veggies!

What is it about veggies that makes them so unpalatable to many children? (photo credit: Thinkstock/Collection: Fuse)

The toddler looked at the new vegetable, then at me and proceeded to throw the cauliflower on the floor one by one. When she finished she happily returned to eating her macaroni. more

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