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Sam Bradford urges Indian youth to lead healthy lifestyles

Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford, a member of the Cherokee Nation who plays for the St. Louis Rams, urged Indian youth to stay active during a visit to the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.

Bradford is working with the USDA and the Bureau of Indian Education to promote healthy lifestyles. Along with students from a BIE school on the Navajo Nation, he helped plant a garden with vegetable seeds that are indigenous to the Americas at the People's Garden.

Bradford didn't know whether he will be visiting any reservation schools as part of the effort, but he offered some advice to Indian Country youth. "Get away from the TV and the computer" and go outside and play, he said.

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