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Pictured, from left, are Crestview guidance counselor Erica Sherfield, Crestview students and Shenika Bond of the Tipton County Health Department.

The Tipton County Health Department and Crestview Middle School have partnered together to implement the “Go Girl Go” curriculum that targets elementary through high school girls who might live sedentary lifestyles.

The “Go Girl Go” curriculum is a unique education program created by the Women’s Sports Foundation that uses four “Go Girl Go” characters and champion athletes to educate girls about the importance of being physically active and avoiding risky health behaviors.

Tennessee BMI School Summary reveals that during the 2016 -2017 school year 39.2 percent of students in Tipton County Schools were either overweight or obese and 44.94-46.25 percent of eighth grade girls were overweight or obese.

The curriculum consists of 12 lessons that focus on particular topics such as building confidence, bullying, nutrition and physical activity.

This partnership will continue to grow with more participation in the upcoming school year.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​

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