visited John F. Kennedy Elementary School in East Islip this spring to help teach students about the importance of drinking water and avoiding sugary drinks, especially when exercising. Sponsored by the JFK PTA, HeartBeet used a comic strip and two amusing characters called Heart and Beet to convey a simple, basic nutritional message about healthy eating habits.
Students in all of JFK’s grade levels enjoyed the HeartBeet presentation during their lunch periods, and many were able to interact with presenter Jen Ross to explain which exercise or sport they liked to participate in most. After learning about the importance of water, the benefits of avoiding sugary beverages, and how to add fruit to water for extra flavor, each child was provided with a bottle of Hint
unsweetened essence water to sample, in flavors such as watermelon, strawberry kiwi, and blackberry. Containing no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, no preservatives or sugar and zero calories, Hint proved a big hit with the JFK grade-schoolers.