UNICEF helps LA kids stay fit, eat healthy

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UNICEF and Chewbacca visited a school in Hollywood to help teach kids about fitness and healthy eating. (KABC)

Kids at a Hollywood elementary school got a visit from Chewbacca and BB-8 to help teach them the value of healthy eating and exercise.

The "Star Wars" characters participated in a program sponsored by UNICEF, which is working worldwide to help fight childhood malnutrition.

Kids in the program at Selma Avenue Elementary and other schools get a bracelet which tracks their physical activity.

When they earn enough points, they are rewarded with a food package specially designed with proteins and vitamins to help provide good nutrition.

According to UNICEF, 159 million children worldwide - or about one in four - are malnourished.
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