Promoting healthy choices with long-lasting impact
The Health + Nutrition program at the Youth Baseball Academy provides resources and guidance for Scholar Athletes and the Ward 7 and 8 communities to make healthy choices that will have a long-lasting, generational impact. Inspired by the Let’s Move! Initiative – which seeks to end the epidemic of childhood obesity – the Health + Nutrition program engages Scholar Athletes in nutrition and good health through holistic food education. Lessons include food preparation, cooking, tending to a vegetable and herb garden, and learning about the essential nutrients found in foods and their relationship to physical activity and brain function. The program is delivered in partnership with leading food education and nutrition organizations.