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Launching Team California for Healthy Kids

Today we launched Team California for Healthy Kids at San Jose's Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School!

Athletes and others involved in the campaign will be visiting schools throughout the state to encourage local efforts to increase physical activity and increase access to water, fresh fruits, and vegetables.

The Team's co-chairs are Paris, ultramarathonman Dean Karnazes, fitness expert Lorrie Sullenberger, Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bill Walton, and UCLA Professor Toni Yancey, MD, MPH.

Because student health and student learning go hand in hand, we want to empower every child and every family in California to make healthy food and physical activity choices every day.

With Team California for Healthy Kids, we'll help make the healthy choices the easy choices.

The campaign's materials are posted on the California Department of Education's Web site at or at the Team California for Healthy Kids site at


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