Orlando Magic’s Glen Davis Talks Nutrition with Kids
Orlando Magic’s Glen Davis speaks to youth from the Parramore Kidz Zone about healthy eating as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Nutrition Program.
Thanks to Glen “Big Baby” Davis and his entertaining and amusing educational techniques, roughly 100 elementary school students are more aware of the importance of eating fruits and vegetables than ever before.
Davis, last week – in ways that surely coincide with his engaging personality – explained to kids all about nutrition at the Callahan Center in Orlando as part of a campaign to spread awareness for the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Nutrition Program.
Davis credits his improved performance based largely on his meal choices. While weight has always been an issue for the four-year veteran, Davis makes sure he eats appropriate portion sizes and enough foods that are packed with protein and vitamins.
“It’s been the difference in my career,” Davis said about his change in diet over the last few years. “Knowledge is so important and I learned about healthy choices and now I want to teach kids the same thing.”
“It’s mental in a lot of ways,” he added. “But you learn how important good nutritious foods are in every day life and it pushes you.”
Now, Davis and the entire Magic organization’s goal is to make sure kids are attentive to the opportunities available to them to continue to eat healthy throughout the summer.
During the school year, more than 1.6 million Florida students rely on free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program. However, when school is not in session, often kids don’t have the necessary guidance or support to continue eating nourishing meals throughout the day.
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This was posted on July 2, 2012, in the News category.