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Ditavious Howell,13, participates in a group activity during the Bulldog Fitness program at C.M. Eppes Middle School onThursday, May 2, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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Ditavious Howell,13, participates in a group activity during the Bulldog Fitness program at C.M. Eppes Middle School onThursday, May 2, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

ECU teams up with Eppes

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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Representatives from a number of East Carolina University departments have teamed up with a Pitt County middle school to offer a program aimed at helping students lead healthier, more active lives.

The Bulldog Fitness program at Eppes Middle School, started by ECU counseling graduate student Mike Engelhard who is interning at Eppes this semester, combined nutrition information with fitness activities to help students “achieve their goals, safely and naturally.”


Engelhard said he asked all grade-level teachers to identify students who could benefit from the program, interviewed each student and paired the group to nine students who met Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. After the first few weeks the group size increased to 14.

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