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#GimmeFive: Students Take Challenge to Live Healthier

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Gimme Five. That's what students at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School have been doing after First Lady Michele Obama went on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

To challenge children to find five ways to live healthier. The social media campaign "#GimmeFive asks users to take a video with five reasons to be healthy and post the video on various platforms like Twitter or Facebook - and challenge someone else to do the same.

"I decided that I was going to walk my dog more, I was going to eat more fruits and vegetables, I was going to go to bed earlier and get more sleep," said 7th-Grade Student Ashley Daniels.

"They realized how much sleep is important. We have teachers talking to them about sleep, about not staying in front of the television, about eating the right foods," said Science Teacher Deb Darling.

The students are getting others in on the challenge. The 6th- and 7th-graders are challenging the Maine-Endwell Middle School.

And the 8th-graders are challenging the teachers and principal at Jennie F. Snapp.
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