31 March 2010

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker teams up with Whole Foods for ‘Fit as a Pro’ program

Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker conveyed the importance of eating a healthy diet to a group of 21 randomly selected fourth-graders while touring the Whole Foods Market in University Heights, OH.

The 34-year-old two-guard expressed the significance of living a healthy lifestyle while assisting the students in making a meat-free treat, a hummus and arugula vegetarian wrap.

"As athletes, we have to eat healthy," said the two-time Euroleague MVP. "It's important that it becomes a lifestyle, not a diet."

“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 Jared Early. “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.”

Parker’s appearance was part of the Cavaliers “Fit as a Pro” initiative, a program presented by Medical Mutual that encourages children to engage in a healthy active lifestyle.

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