SHOOT FOR BETTER HEALTH TEAM AT TONIGHT'S NETS GAME
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
MEET THE NETS SHOOT FOR BETTER HEALTH TEAM AT TONIGHT'S GAME
20 BROOKLYN SCHOOL KIDS CLINCH THE 5-2-1-0 PLAYOFFS WITH THE NETS
5-2-1-0 Plan for Good Health: ADA Endorsed Initiative Combats Childhood Obesity in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, NY...NETS, Lutheran Family Health Centers and Health Plus of Brooklyn team up again to host 20 Brooklyn school kids who successfully made the their 5-2-1-0 program goals at tonight's NETS game. (The 5-2-1-0 plan for good health means eating five servings of fruits and vegetables, using the TV and computer only two hours a day, getting one hour of exercise every day, and drinking zero sugary drinks.)
The youngsters, in section 125, range in age from kindergarten through 12th grade and represent Brooklyn schools where the NETS, Lutheran Family Health Centers and Health Plus sponsored the unique initiative to reduce obesity and obesity related chronic diseases among children.
AND AT CENTER COURT TONIGHT:
Lutheran Family Health Centers' Shoot for Better Health Brooklyn All-Stars Elizabeth Moreno from Public School 169, Jason Ware from Middle School 88, Venicio Pino from Dewey Middle School 136, and Amanda Mieles from Sunset Park High School will join Larry McReynolds, executive director of the Lutheran Family Health Centers; Tom Early, executive director of Health Plus; Leo Ehrline, NETS senior vice-president at center court.
Elizabeth, Jason, Venicio, and Amanda were the most active in the 5-2-1-0 plan. They embraced the initiative and made sure they ate five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, only used the TV and computer two hours a day, exercised an hour every day, and stayed away from sodas and sugary drinks. Each kept a personal diary for 8 wks to describe what kept them motivated! These students and the students in section 125 are all Lutheran Family Health Centers' Shoot for Better Health Brooklyn All-Stars!
Join us as we tweet and post updates from the game: http://twitter.com/LutheranHC, and Facebook, http://tinyurl.com/lgnq3x.
The Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), based in Sunset Park, is a federally qualified community-based ambulatory health care system affiliated with Lutheran HealthCare. Governed by the Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., LFHC is one of the largest health center networks in the country serving as southwest Brooklyn's medical home for more than 40 years. With eight full-time community health centers, 28 school-based health centers and community programs, including three WIC programs, adult and family literacy programs, three child care centers and a family wellness center, the network is the primary medical provider for 91,000 people providing more than 550,000 patient visits per year.
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