Parks Middle gets healthy with the Atlanta Falcons

01_24AStudents at Parks Middle School have been participating in a weekly nutrition and health program sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons with teacher Jocelyn Johnson. The students through supervision of the teacher visited the Atlanta Falcons’ Web site to develop projects that include health collage posters, physical fitness charts/graphs, and sports activities.

Through delving into topics pertaining to health, students became aware of the importance of both good nutrition and physical fitness. At the close of the program, Johnson was asked student to write a short essay detailing one student who either made a nutritional life style change or grew through their exposure of nutrition and health. The essay was submitted to the Falcons, and seventh-grader Carlos Twine (pictured) was selected as one of 11 “Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness MVP” winners. As one of the winners, Carlos will receive four tickets to the Nov. 29 game against Tampa Bay, an NFL football uniform, and a fitness T-shirt. Additionally, he will participate in several pre-game activities prior to the onset of the game.

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