Jean Tarbett Hardiman
April 11, 2009
Since the Miss America pageant in January, Kayla Lynam has spent only four nights at home.
The 21-year-old Miss West Virginia has been traveling the state with a clear mission. She stops at two or three schools a day to talk to kids about healthy habits, and the importance of incorporating nutrition and exercise into their lives.
On Tuesday, April 28, Lynam will be among several speakers planned for the "Healthy Kids, Healthy Families" forum at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The purpose of the event is to explore the childhood obesity problem in West Virginia and the region, as well as possible solutions and local efforts to encourage healthier lifestyles and exercise.