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Phoenix Suns dancers team up with school, health officials to fight child obesity

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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

By Yahaira Jacquez

PHOENIX– Statistics showing that 12 percent of Maricopa County school-age children are obese by the time they reach school have county schoolkids dancing – in an effort to shape up. The Phoenix Suns dancers, the Mercury and Univision Arizona teamed up with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to give teachers a new way to keep kids active in school  with a 40-minute dance video. The “Join the Challenge” video is made up of four, 10-minute dance segments that  help kids to stay focused throughout the day by getting them up on their for for dancing breaks between classes.