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Baton Rouge teens rap to promote healthy living in new city-parish video

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.

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Mayor Holden appears in new music video to promote healthy living

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.

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Mayor’s office releases healthy eating music video

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.

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Baton Rouge Mayor, Youth Advisory council promote healthy lifestyles in music video

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.

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Wendt seeks to improve peers’ lives through leadership positions

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.

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Baton Rouge Youngsters workout at BREC

Mayor Kip Holden’s Youth Advisory Council teamed up with BREC earlier today to get local youngsters out for a day of healthy fun. Teens with the youth advisory council challenged their peers in the community, to jump, dance, and side-step their way to a healthier life style. These kids also participated in cleanup projects around Scotlandville Park. “They’re talking about what can I do to better my community, and today they’re demonstrating that we can go out and touch people, and let them know what’s going on, and make sure we have a big hand in making people healthy,” said Mayor-President, Kip Holden.

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Youth Fitness Challenge Slated for Saturday

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council has teamed up with BREC to host a Youth Fitness Challenge in an effort to fight childhood obesity, as well as promote active and healthy living among Baton Rouge youth. Not only will this exciting event feature a series of physical activities, it will also give the youth a chance to give back to their community by addressing issues such as childhood hunger and environmental awareness.

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Mayor and local teens help make Christmas brighter

Patients at Our Lady of the Lake’s Children’s Hospital got a special visit yesterday, as Mayor-President Kip Holden joined a dozen carolers from his Youth Advisory Council to spread Christmas cheer to families and little ones who are stuck in the hospital over the holidays. The Mayor’s Mouse made special appearances, too. All to share smiles and let these young patients know they can have holiday fun, too. “Just watching that smile on their face and the mom’s face, even in the battle with my eye glasses, you know, all is worth it,” Mayor Kip Holden said with a laugh. “Because I can tell you, it’s just a feeling that warms your heart and we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.”The mayor, his youth council, and yes, that mouse, visit children in schools and at other events regularly.

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