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Denver students count steps, get active to feed kids overseas

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 12:17:12-04

DENVER – Students in 49 Denver schools are counting their steps for a cause.

Since starting the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Kid Power program in March, students in Denver have taken enough steps to hike Pikes Peak over 7,000 times.

As part of the program, students across the nation are keeping track of their steps. The more steps, the more therapeutic food packets that are sent overseas.

The program has a dual focus on both increasing activity here in the U.S. and feeding those around the world. According the UNICEF, 1-in-4 children overseas are malnourished, and the same ratio of kids in the U.S. are inactive.

Thus far, students in Denver have raised more than 4,100 food packets to help malnourished children around the world.  

More than 170,000 students across the United States are participating this year. The program is not just for kids. Click here to learn more about the Kid Power program.

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