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"Be yourself, everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde




About HealthCorps 
HealthCorps® (, is a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the world-renowned cardiac surgeon and two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the two time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show”, and his wife, Lisa Oz.  HealthCorps® is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation. HealthCorps® “Coordinators” carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer-mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps® Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character, and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps® also serves as a unique research laboratory - exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps® is bringing many initiatives together to address the "Whole Child" and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps® is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time. The program network spans 68 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Please follow us on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Join HealthCorps After School!

F.R.E.S.H. = Farmers Reaching Everyday Solutions for Health

Be an advocate for your school and for your health. Participate in a Youth-Led Action Research Project to make the change you want to see!
Meets every Monday after school in Room C-X (HealthCorps room) starting Sept. 10, 2012.


Teen Fit Chef

Learn to cook nutritious snacks while learning the science of nutrition. Also, get ready to move with guest instructors to get us fit in fun new ways. 
Meets every Thursday after school in Room K-8 (YEP room) starting Oct. 25, 2012 and ending Dec. 13, 2012 from 3:00pm-4:20pm.


100 Tips for the Summer

Summertime is here and it's time to hit the beach! Make sure you check out some of these helpful hints before you leave school!

- Antioxidant-rich and fiber-rich foods are often very brightly pigmented. Spinach, tomatoes, avocados, citrus fruits, berries, and squashes are just a few of the whole fruits and vegetables to include in your stay-fit plan.
- Freeze your favorite finger fruits. They take longer to eat and provide a sweet treat when a craving hits.
- Go Greek: Greek style yogurt is creamy and rich tasting, even the fat-free version. It also has more protein than traditional yogurts.
- Good hydration is important year round, especially when you're actively exercising. Keep a water bottle with you at all times to keep you hydrate, stay cool. and keeps "things" moving when you're focused on a healthy, high fiber diet.
- Sunscreen in a glass? Pink & ruby grapefruit juice contain lycopene, which can help protect all of that exposed skin from UV rays.
- Baked, broiled, grilled, or poached usually mean less or no added fat. Pass on the fried or sauteed menu choices.
- Go nuts! Sure they're high in fat but they're mostly good fats and a small amount goes a long way. A few almonds and an apple make a quick and portable snack choice.
- Become an herb expert. Herbs and spices add depth and flavor, making it easier to decrease or eliminate added fats, oil or salt!

- Cutting calories alone does not work -- you must exercise. We want to burn off fat, not muscle.
- Tight abs can be achieved through exercise and dance moves that involve twisting and bending.
- Whether you're watching television to talking on the phone, stand up! It burns more calories than sitting, and every calorie counts!
- Be intense. Short periods of high intensity exercise burns a lot of calories.
- Instead of sunbathing on your vacation, get active! Plan a biking or hiking trip this year.
- Find a workout buddy! You can motivate each other when of you feels like taking the day off. 

- Holiday get-togethers, barbecues, and family picnics can be difficult, but don't let them break the bank on your diet. Plan ahead and have a snack or a workout before you go, so you won't succumb to all those temptations.
- If you do overindulge, don't beat yourself up. The next day, jump back in the game. Eat less, work out more, or both.
- Get plenty of sleep. It's easier to overeat when you're tired. Caffeine, sugar, and simple carbs are the worst choices for a pick-me-up.
- Avoid boredom or stress, which lead to mindless eating.
- Reward your successes when you achieve a short-term goal such as losing five founds, losing five inches, or running a race. Small rewards are motivating but shouldn't be food-related. Perfect examples include new running shoes or a facial.


(Tips from Cheryl Forberg, RD, award-winning chef, former nutritionist for the "Biggest Loser") 

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Look out for our in-class interactive lessons, Cafe-O-Hey lunchtime demonstrations in the cafeteria, Farmers Flush in your bathroom stalls, an awesome HealthCorps club after school, a school-wide health fair and Teen Battle Chef!


Who to Contact

Rose Marie Borillo
HealthCorps Coordinator

Best way to get in contact with me is through e-mail.