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ALLENDALE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Valley State University football and Amway teamed up Friday afternoon to help some West Michigan kids learn about healthy lifestyle choices.

About 250 kids from five Grand Rapids and Holland Boys and Girls Clubs heard from Laker players, past and present, promoting good health and excercise.

The kids got to learn some football drills and meet a couple of current pros.

New Orleans Saints offensive guard Tim Lelito said, "It's easy to eat the junk food, the Taco Bell, the McDonald's, and all that type of stuff. It's harder to have good nutrition and eat the greens and vegetables, broccolli and brussel sprouts and all that stuff."

"I just want to make sure that they realize that you have to have an education to get to where you want to be regardless of what you want to do. So if you want to be an NFL player, you're not going to make it to college without an education," said Cleveland Browns defensive end Charles Johnson.

GVSU football head coach Matt Mitchell also acknowledged it's tough to eat well and be healthy. "You have to have lifestyle changes to have an effect but if they keep hearing the message consistently and keep doing it it might help further on down the road."

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