Dr. Oz’s Non-Profit, HealthCorps, to Participate in Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family Event
For Immediate Release
February 20, 2013
Rachel Tennenbaum, Communications Manager for HealthCorps
Dr. Oz’s Non-Profit, HealthCorps, to Participate in Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family Event;
Students to support cooking demonstration with Rocco DiSpirito
Miami – HealthCorps, a national non-profit co-founded by Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis, is participating in the Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen event this weekend, as part of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.
HealthCorps places coordinators in high-need high schools (defined as 50% or more free and reduced lunch) for two years, where they carry out innovative in-school and after school programming based on the HealthCorps curriculum of fitness, nutrition and mental resilience.
This weekend, HealthCorps students from Hialeah and Booker T. Washington High Schools will demonstrate what they’ve learned through participating in Rocco DiSpirito’s cooking demonstration, as well as supporting a booth with interactive workshops based on the HealthCorps curriculum.
Cooking Demonstration: Rocco DiSpirito’s Cooking Demonstration 1-2pm Saturday at the Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen
Booth: Open all day Saturday and Sunday, with students and coordinators from Hialeah and Booker T. Washington High Schools in attendance
Both the cooking demonstration and HealthCorps’ interactive workshops are a fantastic opportunity to see a grassroots health movement at work.
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HealthCorps is currently in two high schools in the Miami-Dade area: Booker T. Washington High School and Hialeah High School.
Adler Dorvilus – Coordinator at Booker T. Washington High School. A native of Haiti and University of Tampa graduate, Adler has been at BTWHS since fall of 2011. He leads multiple programs at his high school, including the “Men of Tomorrow” program as well as a weekly cooking club (with over 40 students in attendance every week!). He also teaches at the Overtown Youth Center and runs a Teen Battle Chef Culinary program for youth at the center.
Alli Reid – Coordinator at Hialeah High School. Alli is a second year coordinator at Hialeah High School. Since her time at Hialeah she has implemented a weekly girls’ club as well as a coached a “Girls on the Run” volunteer group. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
HealthCorps®, a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by Dr. Oz, the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show,” and his wife Lisa, is building a movement to fight childhood obesity by getting to the underbelly of the crisis and helping Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why.
HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers.
HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory — exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time.
The program network spans 66 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia.