Montefiore Health System is serious about keeping its patient population healthy-so serious that it's working with a dozen New York City public schools in its service area to get kids active and eating their vegetables to reduce their chances of showing up later on its diabetes registry.

Mony Wechsler, senior director of application strategy at the Bronx-based health system, is developing plans to engage students. He's shopping for the right gadget to help them track their activity and calories. He's looking for something that's not too expensive, able to run for the whole school year on a regular watch battery, and ready to download the kids' data into Montefiore's database when they come to school.

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