Through the support of Jigsaw Health
, Shape Up Us
has introduced a new MINERAL POWER curriculum with an emphasis on magnesium as part of the Hip Hop Healthy Program for Children. The Hip Hop Healthy Program for Children focuses on the "Whole Child" and features eight modules in the areas of nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and sustainability. The program is designed to “Build a Culture of Health” through the educational system in providing an innovative approach helping to solve many of the common challenges that face today’s youth, all of which affect academic performance. The program has reached over 50,000 children in 15 states.
"We're excited to partner with Shape Up Us to educate children about the benefits of minerals in an overall nutrition program," said Patrick Sullivan Jr., co-founder and CEO of Jigsaw Health. "The MINERAL POWER program explains what minerals are and their importance in the human body. It also details how magnesium supports health. The program achieves this in fun, interactive ways through music, rhymes and raps."
The MINERAL POWER curriculum is focused on grades kindergarten through sixth grade and will be provided to local schools in the Scottsdale, AZ area through the sponsorship of Jigsaw Health.
"It's wonderful to offer this new mineral educational program to teachers and students through the Hip Hop Healthy Program for Children," said Jyl Steinback, executive director of Shape Up Us and creator of the Hip Hop Healthy curriculum. "Jigsaw Health has made it part of their mission to educate children about the benefits of minerals and magnesium and this program accomplishes this."