Updated 09/19/2012 01:23 PM
"Eat Healthy Albany" campaign kicks off
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The City of Albany is stepping up to fight obesity, and encourage the community to eat healthy. Mayor Jennings and Chef Gail Sokol announced "Eat Healthy Albany,” a new initiative to promote better eating habits through nutritional education.
One of the main goals is to ensure children are learning how to make healthy eating choices on their own. The program will go directly into Albany schools, which Mayor Jennings says will make healthy eating habits take hold in families across the city.
“When we teach our kids at a young age, they'll remind the adults. That's what this premise is that's why we're putting emphasis on going into our schools and letting our kids know so they can say 'hey hold on a minute, I just learned this in school today.' And they will. So it becomes widespread,” said Mayor Jennings.
A kickoff event will take place at the Palace Theater this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and will be an interactive way for kids and adults to learn how to prepare healthy meals.