Well, it was on this morning at William de Avila Elementary School on Haight Street, where the Chinese language immersion students got to drink fruit smoothies from Bananaman and also got to meet soccer heroine Brandi Chastain. It all had to do with the National Parent Teachers Association‘s Healthy Lifestyles Month. All the deets below.
And here she is, straight out of San Jose, Brandi Chastain herself:
Parents, including knuckle-knocking DCCC member Tom Hsieh, Jr. (Mayor Gavin Newsom’s friend, camera left), were encouraged by Brandi Chastain to get up and start jumping around, to the delight of the students:
Well, that was the medium, here’s the message, after the jump.
“The National PTA and Jamba Juice are joining forces to raise $1 million for schools and PTA organizations nationwide. The three-year health-focused partnership will launch during the PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Month with a press briefing featuring top executives from the National PTA, Jamba Juice and other top leaders in the health/wellness space including renowned pediatrician, Alan Green, M.D. and soccer champion, Brandi Chastain. During the press briefing, Jamba Juice and the PTA will honor 45 schools for outstanding achievement in supporting healthy lifestyles with grants of up to $1,000. In total, the 45 grants will service 28,572 students in 23 states—inspiring both children and their parents to make healthy lifestyle choices.
The winning schools were chosen from PTAs from across the country who submitted proposals describing activities they planned to help families increase their physical activity and learn to eat healthier. Developed through the tireless efforts of the families and teachers, programs at the winning schools represent some of the best thinking in parent/teacher activism and offer an excellent template for other parents looking for ways to help them make better lifestyle choices for their children and communities.
With childhood obesity on the rise, the partnership between Jamba Juice and the National PTA will serve as a platform for parents and schools to create new initiatives that will lead students towards developing healthier habits for a successful future.
• Betsy Landers, National PTA President-Elect
• James D. White, CEO Jamba, Inc.
• Alan Greene, M.D., renowned pediatrician and author
• Byron V. Garrett, National PTA CEO
• Brandi Chastain, defender on U.S. Women’s 1999 World Cup Champion Soccer Team
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