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Big Buddy: Get Moving

1 year 7 months 1 day ago May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015 Monday, May 11 2015 May 11, 2015 9:49 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- When she was a basketball player at LSU, Shanece McKinney volunteered extensively with Big Buddy. She even chose the organization for her 400 hour internship during her senior year. Now, she's in her second season in the WNBA, and is continuing to visit with youth in Big Buddy's after school programs.

McKinney is encouraging children throughout the community to make healthy food choices and exercise regularly. Her message is particularly relevant in Louisiana, a state which ranks 45th in childhood obesity ranks.

Throughout the past decade, an epidemic of childhood obesity has become a matter of increasing concern in Louisiana. Our state currently has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the country. At least 48% of our children are overweight.

McKinney is a great role model for children everywhere. Even though she has moved away from Louisiana she continues to come back and visit, showing kids that if they eat properly and exercise regularly, the sky is the limit.

For more information on Big Buddy and McKinney's Get Moving program you can visit their website or their Facebook page.

 

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