Rockin’ Nutrition Show at Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravagana

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NYC Moms & Kids Rock Out in the Name of Healthy Eating!

Jump with Jill uses music and entertainment to teach kids about healthy eating and nutrition

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Mamapalooza lineup. It's not just a personal honor; it means bringing healthy habits onto the main stage. It’s time for health education to rock.

The New York City-based Rockstar Nutritionist Jill Jayne is bringing her rock ‘n roll nutrition show, Jump with Jill, to this year’s 7th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza taking place May 23rd. Jump with Jill is a new answer to childhood obesity prevention, formatted as a kid-appropriate rock ‘n roll concert with healthy eating and exercise messages. The Rockstar Nutritionist’s performance will take place on May 23rd, at 3:45-4:30 PM, at Riverside Park South - Pier I @ 70th Street and the Hudson River.

“I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Mamapalooza lineup,” says Jayne, a Registered Dietitian (RD) and accomplished musician. "It's not just a personal honor; it means bringing healthy habits onto the main stage. It’s time for health education to rock."

Since Jump with Jill's inception four years ago, the show has reached 100,000 kids nationwide. Kids can continue to rock out with healthy eating messages from Jill’s CD, Get Me Goin’, featuring Top 40-sounding hits about calcium and bone health, drinking water, and the importance of breakfast. Both the CD and interactive show are a production of Note to Health , Jill’s company that specializes in creating and delivering interactive media about health to kids and families. She has established herself as an expert in creating and delivering interactive media about health with appearances at regional and national conferences, and featured in news outlets across the country, including Today's Dietitian, NPR, The Washington Post, and PBS. To learn more about the shows, sample CD tunes or follow Jill’s blog, visit http://www.jumpwithjill.com .

Both the music and interactive show address an urgent need to connect with kids when it comes to overall health, exercise and nutrition. Nationwide, 17 percent of kids are obese (BMI over the 95th percentile) and only one out of three kids meet basic fitness requirements. Kids spend nearly six and a half hours per day consuming media, witnessing over 40,000 commercials per year, most of which encourage them to remain inactive and continue consuming. With all the noise, today’s media-savvy kids have become increasingly difficult to reach. But creator Jill Jayne turns the media machine normally used to sell junk food and keep kids sedentary into a powerful tool for teaching healthy habits.

About the Rockstar Nutritionist
Note to Health, led by the Rockstar Nutritionist Jill Jayne, is a New York City-based company specializing in age-appropriate, interactive multimedia productions designed to teach kids about health. Note to Health currently offers three different nutrition education and entertainment productions: Jump with Jill, I Will Not Be Bought , and Jill & Jam. Jump with Jill is a live rock concert that teaches elementary students about nutrition through music. I Will Not Be Bought is an interactive, music-based performance for middle and high school students with a focus on the influence of advertising on body image and nutrition. Jill & Jam is a live, interactive show that gets preschoolers singing and dancing their way to healthier habits. Jill, President and Creative Director of Note to Health, is a musician and registered dietitian (RD) with a master’s degree in nutrition education from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in nutrition and theater from Penn State University. Through her work, Jill has established herself as an expert in creating and delivering interactive media about health with appearances at regional and national conferences, and featured in news outlets across the country, including Today's Dietitian, NPR, The Washington Post, and PBS.

About Mamapalooza
The Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza celebrates mothers with an art-filled afternoon featuring Jump With Jill, mom bands Swingset Mamas, KORE, AudraRox and Moey's Music Party, Catholic Girls, Skye 'The Soul Poet', Nancy Lombardo 'Momedy' MC, as well as a Gymboree Play Tent, arts & crafts, eco-environmental information, Smart4Kidz, food, interactive fun, and more! For full schedule details, visit http://www.mamapalooza.com/festivals.html. For more information about Mamapalooza, please contact Joy Rose at 877.711.MOMS (6667), joy(at)mamapalooza(dot)com, or visit http://www.mamapalooza.com.

For more information on Jump with Jill, visit http://www.jumpwithjill.com. To schedule an interview with Jill, contact Alison Barkman at (516) 220-9320.

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