Montefiore in the News
Program Inspires Bronx Families to Achieve Healthy Lifestyle Choices
- March 8, 2012
Montefiore and Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center Receive "Healthy Active Living Grant" From The Coca-Cola Foundation
Montefiore Medical Center's B'N Fit Program and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center recently became the beneficiaries of a $20,000 nutrition education and physical fitness grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The nine-month after-school B'N Fit Program reaches 100 children, ages 5 and older, and includes their parents and other family members, with the goal of instilling healthy behaviors.
Coca-Cola Refreshments USA presented the check to Donald Bluestone, MSW, Executive Director of Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, and Jessica Rieder, MD, MS, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, at P.S. 8 in the Bronx. Rachel Taniey, a registered dietitian affiliated with The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, offered guidance about nutrition and making healthy choices.
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, a non-profit organization providing programs and services to Northern Bronx neighborhoods, is one of sixteen organizations selected as part of $300,000 in Active Healthy Living grants that The Coca-Cola Foundation is giving to non-profit organizations in California, New York and Texas. These grants support family-oriented physical activity and nutrition education programs. Montefiore Medical Center's B'N Fit Program teaches teens how to adopt healthy, physically active lifestyles through diet and exercise education.