NETS' JORDAN FARMAR TEAMS WITH LFHC & HEALTH PLUS TO SHOOT FOR BETTER HEALTH WITH LOCAL CHILDREN
Monday, March 14, 2011
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NETS GUARD JORDAN FARMAR TEAMS WITH LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS AND HEALTH PLUS TO SHOOT FOR BETTER HEALTH WITH 100 LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN
Third annual ADA endorsed campaign aimed at combating childhood obesity
March 14, 2011 Brooklyn, NY
NETS guard Jordan Farmar paid a visit to John J. Pershing IS 220 on March 10 to speak with 100 children from five different local schools on the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise. This clinic, which also included basketball drills with coaches of the NETS and visits by the NETS dancers and mascots, Sly and Mini Sly, was part of the third annual Shoot for Better Health campaign. A total of 100 children from John J. Pershing IS 220, PS 24, PS 169, PS 172 and PS 503/506 took part in the festivities.
Endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, this unique initiative is aimed at reducing obesity and obesity related chronic diseases among children. The 5-2-1-0 plan for good health means eating five servings of fruits and vegetables, limiting TV and computer time to only two hours a day, getting at least one hour of exercise a day, and drinking zero soda or sugar sweetened drinks. Star students, who eat healthy and follow the 5-2-1-0 plan, will be publicly honored during the NETS game at the Prudential Center on Tuesday, March 29.
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