Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23. Celebrity guests TV host Keke Palmer and Brooklyn Nets All-Star center Brook Lopez were on hand for the occasion.
The event was in support of Food Bank For New York City’s Change One Thing initiative, a social campaign that aims to guide teens toward healthier choices by changing just one thing in their diet at a time.
During the event, Palmer, Lopez, and celebrity chef Max Hardy shared their healthy eating tips to about 25 students from Opportunity Charter School. The kids also made a pledge to commit to live healthier by making one healthy choice at a time.
“Through the Change One Thing initiative, Food Bank For New York City is able to successfully communicate with New York City students about the importance of healthy eating and the impact of positive choices in dietary selections,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank for New York City. “With the support of high-profile celebrities such as KekePalmer and Brook Lopez, students can better relate to the message and understand that good nutrition is truly a lifelong goal.”
For more information about Food Bank For New York City and Change One Thing visit FoodBankNYC.org.
Check out pics from the event below (photo credit Food Bank For New York City)