Kids at St. Albans City elementary school swung into action last month, demonstrating for Governor Peter Shumlin the hula skills they've honed for a new early-morning exercise program. Staffed by the Greater Burlington YMCA and funded by a $25,000 grant from the Beverage Association of Vermont, the twice-weekly, 30-minute Rise 'n Shine sessions start kids on the right foot by getting them moving before the bell rings. They also offer info on healthy food, a nutritional side dish to accompany the federally funded school breakfasts. Rise 'N Shine is already working — out — at Winooski's JFK Elementary School and is scheduled to start up soon at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes in Burlington. The Y wants to see early morning Freeze Tag being played all over Vermont. Good thing the gov is game.
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