HOUSTON - Fred Weary, offensive lineman for the Houston Texans, will celebrate physical activity and good nutrition with Sampson Elementary students at the Dairy Extravaganza on Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Weary will demonstrate just how strong dairy products can make your bones by doing a push-up show-down with some of the lucky Sampson students.
Only 30 percent of schoolchildren consume the recommended servings from the dairy group. Weary will teach kids the importance of including three servings of dairy a day in their diets, in addition to physical activity, will help them develop stronger bones and a healthy lifestyle.
“I want kids to learn when they fuel their bodies with nutritious foods, they increase their chances of staying healthy,” Weary said. “Kids will be more likely to accomplish all of their goals if they keep their bodies in top shape. The first step to good nutrition is to incorporate three servings of dairy into their daily diets.”
Sampson was the one Texas winner of the $5,000 3-A-Day of Dairy Grant from Dairy Max, the local dairy council. Students at Sampson Elementary have been enjoying a variety of educational opportunities all year developed by Lisa Wiedner, district dietitian and child nutrition education coordinator. The entire school staff joined forces to present nutrition education messages to all students. “Put Your Milk Where Your Mouth Is” served as the theme to help students learn about strong bones and physical activity.
“Preventing osteoporosis and early fractures is straightforward- along with regular physical activity, kids and adults should eat a balanced diet that includes at least three servings of calcium-rich milk, cheese or yogurt each day to help build stronger bones to last a lifetime,” said Wiedner.
Who: Texans G Fred Weary, Sampson Elementary Students
What: Dairy Extravaganza
When: Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
Where: Sampson Elementary Cafeteria
For more information, contact Lisa Wiedner at 281-897-4540.
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