Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Cliffside Park Students Learn Fitness Tips

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Cliffside Park Students Learn Fitness Tips

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CLIFFSIDE PARK -- Health and Wellness Week in the Cliffside Park school district involved a healthy dose of turkey meatballs.

Students at School 3 and School 5 seasoned them, shaped them, cooked them and finally ate them on Tuesday and Thursday as part of a healthy cooking demonstration by chef and three-time national body building champion Carlo Filippone.

"Too many children nowadays do not make healthy choices," Filippone said. "Obesity is one of the leading killers. It leads to heart disease, cholesterol issues and heart attacks and if we don't combat that issue now and let children know at a young age how important it is to eat healthy, they may wind up fighting an uphill battle into adulthood."

Filippone touted the benefits of teaching children to cook early, saying it plants a seed of curiosity about food and nutrition that never goes away. …

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