Healthy School Initiative!
BODY has partnered with "Doctors for a Healthier Bronx" to bring educational workshops and physical activities to students at PS-89. The Active Lifestyle Program runs after-school exercise programs for students aged 5-12. Our goal is to teach the children that exercise can be fun! We dance and play games with the children in an effort to provide them with fun cardio!
The Nutrition and Education Workshops are also held for fourth grade students in their classrooms at PS-89. We teach them the importance of eating healthly by understanding nutrition labels and distinguising between healthy and less healthy options. 83% of students report that they had changed or plan to change their diet at least to some extent because of what they learned during our lessons!
On May 24th, BODY particpated, along with PS-89 students, in a Walk-A-Thon sponsored by Doctors for a Healthier Bronx. It was a huge success!