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Be There: setting a New Year's Resolution

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While many people are finishing up holiday shopping before next week, some 5th grade students at Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy in Columbus are brainstorming about New Year's Resolutions.

Some students want to help the community

"I want to do community outreach because my mom does it, and I have helped her with a couple of houses, and it is just really fun," said 5th grade student Auston Shingles.

Others, like Jacen Kallner, want to improve eating habits.

"My New Year's resolution is to eat healthier and say my money because I am trying to be more responsible and physically fit," said Kallner.

Student Ethan O'Berry wants to break a world record.

"My New Year's Resolution is to eat the world's largest hamburger because I love to eat. I eat when I'm sad. I eat when I am happy, and I think it would be pretty cool to get in the book of world records and have eaten the biggest hamburger," said O'Berry.

However, no matter what, all these students agree having a New Year's Resolution can help them learn about setting goals.

"When you set a goal for yourself its easier to reach it because you'll understand why you need to do it and you'll know that you want to do it," said Jadyn Hampton, 5th grade student.

Then, they can apply what they learn to everyday situations.

"It is important because then you can accomplish things, and then, if you set like a little tiny goal, then, if you make it then you can start setting bigger ones for the future," said 5th grade student Victoria Adams. 

Experts say to talk with your kids if they are making a New Year's Resolution so you can make sure it is a healthy goal.

For example, for younger children, it could be something like eating more fruit during the week instead of sugary snacks and for older kids, they could decide to only watch television for a couple of hours a day.

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