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With February marking American Heart Month, the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing their part to help local youngsters learn the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The Cavs teamed up with Cleveland Clinic and Savorfull to show 30 fifth graders from Cleveland’s William Cullen Bryant School that you’re never too young to start practicing healthy habits
Cavs player Matthew Dellavedova hosted the students at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Monday for an interactive, comprehensive lesson on heart health as part of the team’s Fit as a Pro program, presented by Medical Mutual and Giant Eagle and in association with Musselman’s Apple Sauce.
Dr. Dermot Phelan, Director of the Sports Cardiology Center at Cleveland Clinic, led the group through a fun and educational special “heart edition” of “Jeopardy.” Cleveland Clinic Director of Cardiac Rehab, Dr. Gordon Blackburn, took the kids through exercises they can do at home to maintain their cardiovascular health.
Cavs team nutritionist Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN, helped the students learn about making sound choices through food label reading exercises. The CEO & Founder of Savorfull also assisted the group in making their own heart-healthy snacks.
ABOUT FIT AS A PRO
Presented by Medical Mutual and Giant Eagle
In association with Musselman’s Apple Sauce
Fit as a Pro is year-round campaign designed to encourage physical fitness and well-balanced nutrition among elementary school students in Northeast Ohio. The program reaches thousands of students in Northeast Ohio through fitness challenges, nutrition education, and information on how to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.
ABOUT CLEVELAND CLINIC
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, scheduled to begin seeing patients in 2015, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2012, there were 5.1 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.
Savorfull is a team of experienced nutritionists connecting businesses, organizations and sports teams to nutrition consulting services and healthy, allergen friendly, gluten free foods. The products they source from manufacturers across the country are free-from anything artificial including colors, dyes and sweeteners. Savorfull represents brands that make nonGMO, organic, nut free, dairy free, soy free, gluten/wheat free foods to fit the lifestyle their clients seek. For more info: https://www.savorfull.com/.