October Workout Wednesdays and Food Day

Shaw’s and Star Market, Boston Moves for Health and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program are teaming up this month with Boston Public Schools to support kid’s health through the creation of “Workout Wednesdays,” an integrated health and fitness program.  The events launched on October 10th and will continue throughout the month.

Each “Workout Wednesday” begins with students participating in an outdoor physical activity led by local Fitness Expert Brandy Cruthird, founder and owner of Body By Brandy 4 Kidz.

Russell Elementary School gets active outdoors with Brandy

Students from Russell Elementary School work on the game plan for “Workout Wednesday”

Rogers Middle School gets active outside with Brandy

Next the students participate in a healthy eater store tour with Jennifer Shea Rawn, Shaw’s Registered Dietitian and health and nutrition expert. During the tour, the kids learn about how to shop for nutrient-dense foods offered at Shaw’s including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Healthy Store Tour with Russell Elementary School

Healthy Store Tour with Rogers Middle School

Each event concludes with a tasty make-your-own yogurt parfait bar and the kids receive a goodie bag full of healthy treats from Shaw’s, ChopChop Magazine and Fuel Up to Play 60.

Yogurt parfait bar with Cabot Greek Yogurt, granola, and fruit

So far, “Workout Wednesdays” have been a hit with the kids. From the exciting physical activity with Brandy Cruthird to the educational Shaw’s store tour with Jennifer Rawn, more than one student has described the event as “the best field trip ever.” We’re looking forward to our third Workout Wednesday tomorrow on Food Day!

Tomorrow, you can celebrate Food Day with Shaw’s Supermarket and Cabot Creamery! Stop by your neighborhood Shaw’s on Wednesday, October 24th between 2-7pm to learn more about Food Day and try free sample “Crazy Bobs”, which are kabobs with nutrient-rich cheese, fruit and vegetables that are kid-friendly and delicious!  Hope to see you there!


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