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An exercise program created by a professor at the New School is engaging students mentally and teaching them how to eat right in the process.

Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, the founder of the program, said she and her student teachers are teaching middle school students to enjoy working out.

"In every session they eat, exercise and they engage. They bring a positive approach to exercise and eating and they can transport that into all things that they do," said Dr. Petrzela.

The program was started in 2011 at Washington Irving High school and has grown to nine different schools with more than 700 students.

 

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