Kentucky teacher's challenge helps students lose weight

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Four south-central Kentucky high school students have lost about 70 pounds over seven months. After watching the documentary "Super Size Me," some students took up a challenge to stop eating fast food pizza and sweets, and to stop drinking carbonated beverages.

Of the 55 Warren Central High School students that started, Christine Porter, Jamie Booth, Danielle Curran and Jason Styles are still standing.

Math teacher Suzanne Cecil-White says the challenge began with a statistical analysis assignment on the nutrition at fast food restaurants, analyzing the fats, proteins and other nutritional information and how it would affect a healthy diet. Cecil-White says she never imagined the competition would turn into a life change.

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