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New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber & Hip Hop Music to Address Childhood Obesity in The Bronx

It's like no other rap music you've heard before - lyrics that teach kids about healthy eating and exercise. 'Milk - 3-Times-A-Day! Fruits & Vegetables

5-Times-A-Day! Exercise - Let's Get it Started Now!'

WHO: New York Giants' running back Tiki Barber & Groovy Pyramid
Performers on behalf of St. Barnabas Hospital & the American
Dairy Association & Dairy Council.

WHAT: Tiki Barber will talk to students about healthy eating and
exercise, introduce the Groovy Pyramid Performers and
participate in stretching exercises with students. The Groovy
Pyramid performers (www.groovypyramid.com), a group of hip hop
musicians from California, will perform interactive rap songs
about the five food groups from the USDA Food Pyramid.

WHERE: PS. 59, 2185 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, NY
Between E 182nd St and E 181st St.
School Phone: (718) 584-4730, Principal Christine McHugh

From Midtown:

Take the FDR DRIVE NORTH. Take EXIT #18/Willis Ave Bridge onto
Willis Ave Bridge toward Deegan Expressway. Willis Ave Bridge
becomes Willis Ave.
Bear Left onto I-87 North toward Albany and go 2.5 miles.
Take Exit #7 onto I-95 North toward Throgs Neck Bridge, go 1.5
miles. Take exit #2B/Webster Ave. Turn Left onto WEBSTER AVE.
Turn right onto EAST 183rd STREET. Turn Right onto BATHGATE
AVE. Arrive at 2185 BATHGATE AVE on the right.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
7:30 am - 8 am: Cafeteria PS. 59, Bronx - Students eat breakfast
and get photos taken with milk mustaches and costumed healthy
8:45 am - Auditorium, PS. 59 - NEW YORK GIANTS RUNNING BACK TIKI
BARBER introduces First Groovy Pyramid Assembly & participates
in stretching exercises with students.
10 am - Auditorium, PS. 59 - Second Groovy Pyramid Assembly

WHY: A 2003 report from the city's health department found that
almost half (43 percent) of the children in New York City's
public elementary schools are overweight to some extent, and a
quarter qualify as obese. The report also cautioned that
childhood obesity is associated with serious long-term health
consequences, including diabetes, heart disease, asthma,
depression, high blood pressure, and some cancers. In the
Bronx, the numbers for overweight adults were highest of all
the five boroughs showing as many as one in four adults in the
South Bronx are overweight. The Bronx also had the highest
prevalence of diabetes.

As the recipient of the American Dairy Association and Dairy
Council's "3-A-Day" nutrition education grant, St. Barnabas will
implement of series of intensive classroom nutrition lessons for
students at PS. 59. Tuesday's event will serve as the kickoff
to the nutrition education program at the school.

CONTACT: Brenda Beltram, Public Relations, American Dairy Association
(973) 228-4809, cell (315) 491-3318

PRNewswire -- March 17

Source: American Dairy Association

Web site: http://www.groovypyramid.com/

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