First lady touts success of HealthierUS School Challenge

10/18/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

First lady Michelle Obama on Monday recognized the 1,273 U.S. schools that are part of the HealthierUS School Challenge. She also applauded 12-year-old Alex Roman of Chicago, who ditched his couch-potato persona and adopted a healthy lifestyle. The sixth-grader at Walsh Elementary School said he gave up eating junk food in favor of a healthier diet, has participated in a dozen races and plays soccer and tennis.

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