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“‘Your life shouldn’t revolve around what you eat and how you exercise,” Amy Barras, a Healthcorps coordinator at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland, Ore., told me. I eat healthy and I exercise, but that’s the backbone of my life, and the rest of it just falls into place.’ That’s the message she shares with her students at the school in an innovative program she helped create.

I had the honor of meeting Barras at the eighth Annual Gala for Healthcorps. Healthcorps is Dr. Oz’s foundation that aims to counter childhood obesity through mentoring programs in schools. Barras’ program, Fit to Live and Learn, was the subject of a documentary that was shown at the event. The film, The Heart of the Matter, follows students in the program and shows the positive impact it has had on their lives.” – Karl Romain from Huffington Post 

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