Captain Ty The Health Guy Joins The Food RevolutionFri 18 May 2012
Story by Ty Yamron
Standing Up For Real Food in Cape Fear, North Carolina!
North Carolina ranks 5th in the nation for the highest rates of obesity in children. According to the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust, 26% of youth aged 12-18 and 20% of children 5-11 were overweight or obese in 2007 and these rates have continued to rise.
Captain Ty has joined Food Revolution Day to help put feet on the ground in order to implement the Food Revolution’s mission. “Together we can change the way people eat by educating every child about food, giving families the skills and knowledge to cook again, and motivating people to stand up for their rights to better food.”
Small Changes Make A Big Difference
Captain Ty works in classrooms, summer camps and after school programs to provide instruction on food and kitchen safety and the importance of good nutrition and regular physical activity. Ty encourages kids to be health heroes in their own families by trying new foods, drinking water instead of sugar filled beverages, planting a garden, practicing good hygiene, and helping in the kitchen. Small changes add up to a big difference. And small people become big heroes when kids get involved to reverse the health trends that will ultimately affect their future the most.
Community Picnic – Hugh McRae Park, Wilmington, NC Shelter #6
Captain Ty is hosting a community picnic where local residents can stand up for real food together. The community picnic is an opportunity for local food lovers and health advocates to gather together and learn more about the Food Revolution and how to help reverse the obesity trend in our community. Brief presentations from local health leaders and advocates will be given on the importance of nutrition, increasing physical activity and incorporating healthy habits into busy schedules.
There is no cost for admission. Attendees can participate in games and contests meant to inspire an appreciation of real food and an appreciation of the human body and what it can achieve when given the proper nutrition. Winners of a Name the Vegetable, Best Packed Lunch and Push-up Contest will take home gift cards to local businesses that support healthy nutrition and active lifestyles. Winners of the raffle will receive a one year membership to Green PolkaDot Box, an organic buying club. All proceeds will benefit Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
To find out more visit the event page cape-fear and join the Cape Fear Facebook page here.
About the author: Ty Yamron, also known as Captain Ty the Health Guy has been in the food, fitness and health industries for 20 years. Captain Ty works in classrooms, summer camps or after school programs to provide instruction on food and kitchen safety and the importance of good nutrition. Captain Ty encourages kids to be health heroes in their own families by trying new foods, drinking water instead of sugar filled beverages, planting a garden, practicing good hygiene, and helping in the kitchen.
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