Hip2BHealthy program teaches Crown Heights students how to fight obesity

The cafeteria was turned into a pop-up winter farmer's market, with goods like kale, turkey sausages and banana smoothies available.

The cafeteria was turned into a pop-up winter farmer's market, with goods like kale, turkey sausages and banana smoothies available. (1/20/14)

CROWN HEIGHTS - Students in Crown Heights learned to fight obesity on their day off from school to honor the legacy of role model Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The program, put on at P.S. 221 and run by Seeds in the Middle, is called Hip2BHealthy. The school cafeteria was turned into a pop-up winter farmer's market, with goods like kale, turkey sausages and banana smoothies available.

Organizers say that Crown Heights is a high-need area when it comes to more education about the link between the obesity epidemic, junk food and the lack of exercise.

Students also got active by dancing and playing basketball.

P.S. 221 runs the Hip2BHealthy school market twice a week.
 

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