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“Henry Gets Moving” at UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Childhood obesity remains a troubling sign with America’s youth. A former UMass alum is taking aim to find a remedy for the issue.

Anthony Rouzier, president of Henry Gets Moving, LLC, college interns and over 200 children took part in Team Henry’s initiative to slim the issue.

“With the childhood obesity epidemic and the fact that this is the first generation of children who have a life expectancy five years shorter than their parents, we thought about how there was a creative way we could do something to get kids to lead a healthier lifestyle,” Rouzier said.

Based off the book Henry Gets Moving, a story that tells the tale of a hamster shedding the difficulties of obesity by way of diet and exercise, the movement taught the Amherst youngsters through an informative clinic promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Children performed the “Henry Hustle” during the four minute media time out in the first half while team members distributed copies of the book through out the arena.

For more on Team Henry and Henry Gets Moving, log on to HenryGetsMoving.com.