As a parent and advocate for NYC public schools, it is imperative to partner with the community to enhance the school experience. Teaming up with Y Water, a conscientious, child-centered group has been a dream come true.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2009
Y Water™, the organic, low-calorie, nutritious beverage for kids has just launched in New York City. Y Water, available in four tasty varieties--Brain, Bone, Muscle and Immune--provides kids with all-natural vitamins and minerals and is packaged in recyclable plastic bottles that double as toys.
As part of its commitment to health and wellness, Y Water proudly announces an innovative Pilot Nutrition Program created in conjunction with the New York City LAB Middle School in Chelsea. This is the first-ever collaboration between a New York City school and a corporate partner to establish a working Nutrition Committee. As part of this arrangement, Y Water will also fully support the NYC LAB School's first-ever CO-ED Flag Football Team. Creator Thomas Arndt, a father of two sons, wanted an organic alternative to the sugary drinks his own children would choose. He worked with scientists at the Cornell Institute of Food Sciences and University of California, Davis, to develop an all-natural, organic drink so kids can finally choose healthier options. "The opportunity to work with a New York City school to provide nutritional support and raise awareness about healthy choices has been my mission for Y Water from the beginning," says Mr. Arndt.
Together with resident nutrition expert, Amy Nelms, a former New York City schoolteacher and founder of Mmmunch, Y Water will spearhead the Lab School Nutrition Committee. Armed with both scholastic and nutritional expertise, Ms. Nelms is the obvious choice to introduce a series of easy-to-prepare, healthy lunch alternatives. "We all know that kids should be eating more fruits and vegetables and staying away from chemical, processed, artificial junk food," says Ms. Nelms. "My goal is to educate parents, teachers and students how to incorporate healthier foods in their lives and make the best choices."
In light of the rising obesity rate in young people, the Nutrition Committee will meet to discuss what the Parents Association, key faculty and board members can do within the community to promote healthy food choices. The Harvard School of Public Health reported that sugary beverages contribute to obesity, recommending natural alternatives. The combination of this natural, lower calorie beverage and modified meal plans are the essence of the program. Nanette Ross, Director of Community Outreach for School Hub agrees: "As a parent and advocate for NYC public schools, it is imperative to partner with the community to enhance the school experience. Teaming up with Y Water, a conscientious, child-centered group has been a dream come true."