Crespi’s First Nutrition Mile Raises Awareness for a Healthier Encino

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The “Crespi Nutrition Mile” was inspired by the personal story of Crespi senior Nick Privitelli who organized the event to share his all-too-common experience.

Nick Privitelli addresses the community

“It was a scorching hot day, at least 95 degrees, in the fall of sophomore year when I didn’t properly hydrate before my cross-country practice. It was a painful mistake that put my body through unnecessary strain...,” Privitelli said.

On August 21, 2011, Crespi Carmelite High School hosted the first “Crespi Nutrition Mile.” Several distinguished nutrition experts, local health food stores, and organizations participated as the community came together to raise awareness for healthier, safer, and better nutrition.

The “Crespi Nutrition Mile” was inspired by the personal story of Crespi senior Nick Privitelli who organized the event to share his all-too-common experience:

“It was a scorching hot day, at least 95 degrees, in the fall of sophomore year when I didn’t properly hydrate before my cross-country practice. It was a painful mistake that put my body through unnecessary strain. Like so many athletes my age, I had neglected my body. I was never serious about a healthy diet and proper hydration,” Privitelli said.

Privitelli learned an important lesson and began to view a healthy diet and proper hydration more seriously. “Sadly, I know my story isn’t unique. Athletes face (and for that matter students) similar situations. As a first-of-its kind event, the 'Crespi Nutrition Mile' served as a needed platform for raising awareness in the community and amongst my peers. I want to inspire people to go the extra mile in their workouts and to maybe pick up a water bottle instead of a soda for lunch,” said Privitelli.

Event sponsors included Fleet of Feet, Whole Foods of Tarzana, PIP Printing of Sun Valley, Jamba Juice, Trader Joe’s, and the Crespi Carmelite Cross Country Team.

The emcee was the New York Times best-selling author Joe Gardner. The event also hosted a special keynote address by Julieanna Hever, author of The Idiots Guide to a Plant Based Diet.

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