Boeing donates $1 million for kids' health in SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Boeing Co. has donated $1 million to create a program to promote better health among young people in South Carolina.

The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston announced Thursday the money will be used to create the Boeing Center for Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles in Children and Families.

The idea is to help children learn there is a connection between a healthy diet, physical activity and good health. The program will offer such things as nutrition counseling, exercise classes and medical assessments for young people.

The program will be housed at the MUSC Children's Hospital.

Boeing is building a $750 million aircraft assembly plant in North Charleston. It's the largest single industrial investment in state history.

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