Go Green Initiative Partners with the City of Chester and Chester Upland School District to Host Healthy Lifestyle Family Summit and Carnival

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The Go Green Initiative Uses $5000 grant from the Albertsons Companies Foundation to Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise with Chester Families

Chester High Culinary Arts Students Prepare Healthy Food for Families

Chester High Culinary Arts Students Prepare Healthy Food for Families

"We are proud to work alongside Chester Upland School District and City officials to promote healthy food choices and an active lifestyle for Chester families." Jill Buck, founder & CEO, Go Green Initiative

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Chester families can take a school bus from their neighborhood to STEM Academy at Showalter to participate in the Chester Upland School District's family summit and carnival. The theme is “Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program concludes at 1:30 p.m. All participants will receive a hot breakfast and lunch, and can choose mid-morning exercise activities ranging from soccer for youth to Zumba classes for adults.

One of the highlights of the program will be a demonstration by Chester High School Culinary Arts students who will teach audience members to prepare healthy meals based on affordable, locally available ingredients. Youth Enrichment activities are being organized by Cory Long and the Making A Change Group.

Among the speakers in attendance will be:

  • Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland
  • State Representative Brian Kirkland
  • Jahlil Beats, Hip Hop Producer and Chester High graduate
  • Rosetta Carter of the Chester “Let’s Move” Initiative
  • Jill Buck, founder & CEO, Go Green Initiative
  • John Scott, Marketing Manager, Covanta

“It was important to support Cory Long and the Family Summit,” says Jahlil Beats, Chester High graduate and hip hop producer signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, “because we are both trying to affect the inner city youth in any way possible, whether showing example in our profession or bringing families together to interact in positive, fun activities.”

“We defend kids’ health from environmental pollutants,” says Jill Buck, founder & CEO of the Go Green Initiative. “We are proud to work alongside Chester Upland School District and City officials to promote healthy food choices and an active lifestyle for Chester families.”

“We are educating Chester students to be leaders of the 21st century, and making informed decisions about their health is part of the mission,” says Claudia Averette, Chester Upland School District. “I am particularly proud that our students will lead a demonstration on how to prepare healthy meals with affordable, locally available ingredients.”

“Chester was recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama for our ‘Let’s Move’ Initiative,” says Rosetta Carter, Director of Community Health Education for the City of Chester’s Bureau of Health. “This event empowers Chester families to take charge of their health and well-being. We are delighted to bring resources from other parts of the country to support Chester.”

About Go Green Initiative
The Go Green Initiative, headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, is the global leader in fully comprehensive environmental action plans for schools. By promoting environmental stewardship on campuses from preschools through universities, the GGI works to involve families, businesses and local governments in the common goal of protecting human health through environmental stewardship. Since its inception in July 2002, the Go Green Initiative has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association, National Recycling Coalition, adopted by nine State PTA Boards, implemented in all 50 U.S. states and in 73 countries. There are currently over 2.5 million students and teachers in registered Go Green schools.

More information is available at http://www.GoGreenInitiative.org

About Chester Upland School District

Chester Upland School District is a K-12 school district in Delaware County which serves students in the city of Chester, the borough of Upland, and Chester Township. The district consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, and two high schools. The district is focused on improving fiscal and academic challenges. For more information, visit http://www.chesteruplandsd.org

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