Colts and Ivy Tech Encourage Healthy EatingINDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, October 14, the Indianapolis Colts and Ivy Tech Community College hosted 25 elementary students from the 21st Century Charter School to teach them the importance of eating right and staying active. With the help of Ivy Tech's Hospitality program, the American Culinary Federation Greater Indianapolis Chapter and the Indiana Dairy Council, the youth learned how to make a variety of quick and healthy snacks.
Colts OG's Mike Pollack and Jamey Richard were also on hand to encourage students to choose more nutritious foods and increase their physical activity. The players helped students prepare their healthy snacks and led them through a series of stretches and fitness activities. This event was part of the NFL and Colts ongoing "Play 60" initiative to encourage youth to live healthy, active lifestyles.
The students who participated in the event are part of the College Mentors for Kids program, which provides one-on-one mentoring between college students and elementary students. Each week, the Ivy Tech chapter of College Mentors for Kids invites a group of youth from the 21st Century Charter School to join them on campus for various activities designed to help them make smart choices and learn about the importance of a college degree.
Colts Community Tuesdays, sponsored by WISH TV, is a season-long outreach program in which players participate in various charitable activities every Tuesday of the season.
For more information on what the Colts are up to in the community, visit www.colts.com/community.