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WD Williams students discover a healthy lifestyle can be fun

The cafeteria staff at WD Williams Elementary came up with a fun way to encourage kids to make good choices. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Students at one Buncombe County school are celebrating good health.

The cafeteria staff at WD Williams Elementary came up with a fun way to encourage kids to make good choices.

And even the cafeteria staff is branching out a bit.

"I, personally, had never eaten star fruit until I started working with Buncombe County Schools, so, it's different things they may not get at home. So, it's exciting," manager Moriah Watson said.

Students played a game of extreme twister. The colors were associated with foods that are served in the lunchroom. The goal is to get kids to be make good choices, eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise at least 60 minutes everyday. Plus, they want students to try new things.

"If you don't eat healthy food, you won't have enough energy. You're going to become more unhealthy," Dante, a fifth-grader, said.

There was also a game of Breakfast Bunch Relay to keep the kids moving.

"Because, if you have a lot of junk food, you're not going to be, like, active," Kayla, a fifth-grader said.

This is the first year the schools have really celebrated a healthy kids event. But they plan to do it again next year.

School officials also wanted to thank the community for it's support, including Marvin's Produce, Ingles, Culligan Water and the Enka High School drama department.

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