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August 21, 2009 Clubs and Organizations

Boys and Girls Club Members Jump with Jill at Nutrition

From: Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Westchester
Mt. Kisco, NY---Club members recently packed the gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester to learn the values of proper health, exercise, and nutrition with a fun twist. Jump for Jill, a rock 'n roll show for kids, teaches nutrition through music and movement. More than 150 Club children participated in the program, which was funded by a grant from Quaker Oats to Christen Cooper, MS, RD, of Cooper Nutrition. Additional funding was provided by the Northern Westchester Hospital.

Jill Jayne, MS, RD, is the country’s only Rockstar Nutritionist. Jump with Jill is a multimedia health program that teaches nutrition education through entertainment. It addresses an urgent need to connect with kids in a time when advertisements for high fat, high sugar foods, and endless opportunities to choose the couch over physical activity are at an all-time high. Jill taught Club members to make healthy choices by turning the media machine on its head -- empowering kids to get engaged, moving, and learning.

Jump for Jill is part of the Club’s growing initiative to educate its youth on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The Club’s Kisco Kids Café, which opened in Spring 2009, provides healthy snacks and meals for its members. The Café also serves as a teaching facility to host cooking and nutrition classes, which are held throughout the year.

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located at 351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY and can be reached at (914) 666-8069 or by visiting www.bgcnw.com. To contact the Club’s Teen Center, located at 317 Main Street in Mt. Kisco, please call (914) 733-0033.

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