BATON ROUGE (NOLA.com) — The city-parish that brought you Mayor Kip Holden as “Father Time” in the Red Stick Revelry song is back with a new music video. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council released a video Tuesday called “5210+10,” featuring teens rapping about healthy living. Decked out in 80s clothes, the students extoll the virtues of eating whole wheat cereal instead of Pop Tarts. Holden is seen in a couple of shots clapping along while donning a bicycling outfit.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — There’s a brand new music video people are watching around Baton Rouge, because it features our mayor, Kip Holden! It’s all part of the mayor’s promotion of “Healthy BR” an initiative designed to cut down on childhood obesity rates, and promote healthy living.
BATON ROUGE – (WBRZ) Mayor Kip Holden’s healthy eating initiative released a locally-created music video Tuesday intended to help get kids to eat healthy. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council helped create the video along with John Gray, a musician and instructor at the Dunham School. It cost $15,000 to make and was paid for by a grant from State Farm.
Baton Rouge, LA (WAFB) — Baton Rouge, LA (WAFB) Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council revealed a music video Tuesday to emphasize the current 5210+10 program that is being promoted by Healthy BR to combat childhood and youth obesity and healthy living. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, which consists of teenage students from different high schools in East Baton Rouge Parish, collaborated with local musician John Gray to write, produce, and perform the song. Two local movie theaters have agreed to show the music video during their previews to share its message with the Baton Rouge community.
Baton Rouge, LA (Catholic Commentator) — As president of the Baton Rouge Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, Wendt helps identify and find solutions to problems youth face. One of the council’s main focuses is to encourage youth to eat nutritious foods and to exercise.
The council has been working with the school food services in Baton Rouge to provide healthy food choices for the students and reducing youth crime through education. Council members are assisting City Year, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the graduation rate of middle and high school students, at workshops to train educators in schools in addition to hosting programs for students.