Cavs Guard Anthony Parker Tells Students the Importance of Nutrition and How to Stay "Fit as a Pro" at Whole Foods Market

CLEVELAND, OH - March 10, 2010 - Cavs guard Anthony Parker took a tour of Whole Foods Market® with a group of 21 fourth-grade students from St. Felicitas School. Together with the students they learned from the staff about different types of healthy foods available and the importance of fresh all-natural products. Following the tour, he shared his nutritional habits with the students while helping each student make a vegetarian wrap, consisting of hummus, arugula, red peppers and carrots.

The fourth-grade class from St. Felicitas School in Euclid, OH was randomly selected from classrooms that participate in the Cavs Fit as a Pro program presented by Medical Mutual.

“Whole Foods Market is pleased to join forces with the Cleveland Cavaliers to accomplish our 7th Core Value: Promoting the health of our stakeholders through healthy eating education,” said Whole Foods Marketing Specialist /Community Liaison Jared Earley. “Through a store tour, cooking demonstration and other interactive activities, students learned the fundamentals of nutritious and delicious healthy eating and discovered that ‘Health Starts Here’ at Whole Foods Market Cedar Center.”

About Whole Foods Market®: Whole Foods Market® Cedar Center (wholefoodsmarket.com/cleveland), located in University Heights, is the first and largest Whole Foods store in Northeast Ohio, with 43,000 square feet of quality natural and organic foods and services. Founded in 1980 Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement.

About Fit as a Pro: The Cavaliers “Fit as A Pro” program, presented by Medical Mutual, is designed to encourage physical fitness and well-balanced nutrition among elementary school students in Northeast Ohio. Participating classrooms track the amount of physical activity they get each day and use a nutritional poster with information such as the food pyramid and sample diets of the Cavaliers as a teaching tool.