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Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23, with surprise celebrity guests Keke Palmer, TV host and first African-American star of the Broadway show “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and Brook Lopez, NBA All-Star center for the Brooklyn Nets.

The event was in support of Food Bank For New York City’s Change One Thing initiative, a social campaign that aims to guide teens toward healthier choices by changing just one thing in their diet at a time.

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“Through the Change One Thing initiative, Food Bank For New York City is able to successfully communicate with New York City students about the importance of healthy eating and the impact of positive choices in dietary selections,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank for New York City. “With the support of high-profile celebrities such as Keke Palmer and Brook Lopez, students can better relate to the message and understand that good nutrition is truly a lifelong goal.”

Held at the Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, roughly 25 students were preselected to attend based on their enrollment in the Opportunity Charter School’s culinary program, demonstrating a passion for maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. During the event, celebrities shared their healthy eating tips, and students made a pledge to commit to live healthier by making one healthy choice at a time.

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In early September, Food Bank For New York City launched the Change One Thing Back-to-School Tour, a social awareness and marketing campaign that helps guide teens toward healthier choices without breaking their budget or radically changing their diet. Students will learn about important topics like sports nutrition, super foods, how to avoid diet-related diseases, and more.

http://www.FoodBankNYC.org
Twitter and Instagram: @FoodBank4NYC
Hashtags #ChangeOneThing and #EATWISE.

 

Opportunity Charter School Students Pledge to Live Healthier and Focus on Nutrition Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23, with surprise celebrity guests Keke Palmer, TV host and first African-American star of the Broadway show “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and Brook Lopez, NBA All-Star center for the Brooklyn Nets.
Harlem Real Estate Market Key Indicators as of Sat Sep 27 2014

Harlem Real Estate Market Key Indicators as of Sat Sep 27 2014

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Indicators courtesy of Trulia.com.  Click here for additional details.

Click here to view for sale, for rent and vacation rental listings in Harlem, as well as links to real estate related posts about Harlem.

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This past Summer I visited an old haunt in the heart of New York City’s Central Park.  I ran into a well-known entertainment personality I’ve known for years.  We chatted briefly.  During which time he wasted no time in zeroing in on his thoughts: it’s ok for private business to discriminate based on race, government intervention in such matters is no longer relevant and the free market won’t…

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Four African Americans are among this year’s consortium.

These individuals were nominated by an anonymous and esteemed group of people who are experts in their fields. The fellows had to demonstrate not only that they are…

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Seamless is currently our favorite way to ensure your restaurant food is delivered well, hot and fast.

Food Delivery Harlem Seamless

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Featuring:

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Rev. Al Sharpton

David Paterson

David Dinkins

Dr. Adelaide Sanford

Congressman Charles Rangel

Imam Izal-El M. Pasha

Lillian Roberts

The event…

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This is an excellent interview on a topic of concern in communities nationwide including but not limited to Harlem.

The good news of course is that people are talking about it an doing something about it.

Building trust between police and community – YouTube.

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Showcasing Co-ops, Condos, Townhouses & Rentals in Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights & Inwood

Schedule:

Meet & Greet 9:30AM – 10:45AM

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A Word From Robb

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