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Release Date: 08/05/2014

Mayor Holden, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council promote healthy lifestyles in music video

Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council unveiled a music video Tuesday that promotes healthy living among youth.

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council – which consists of teens from different high schools across the parish -- collaborated with local musician and Dunham High School music instructor John Gray to write, produce, and perform the song, which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK2euyU4zxY&feature=youtu.be

Two local movie theaters have agreed to show the music video during their previews to share its message with the greater Baton Rouge community.

In the music video, Mayor Holden and members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council emphasize the current 5210+10 program that is being promoted by Healthy BR to combat childhood and youth obesity. The program calls for a daily regimen of five servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of recreation television or computer screen time, at least one hour of physical exercise, 0 sugary drinks and 10 hours of sleep. For additional information about 5210+10, go to www.healthybr.com




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