New York Jets guard Adrien Clarke joined the New Jersey Department of Agriculture on Wednesday in honoring Brielle Elementary School in Brielle, N.J., for winning the Eat Right, Move More contest.
The program, which encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthful foods in their school cafeterias and become more active, was announced last fall by Gov. Jon S. Corzine, the Jets organization and the Department of Agriculture. It challenged New Jersey schools to submit their meal menus to determine the five schools that have the most creative meal selections and have made the most significant changes to improve their school nutrition environment. The prize for the winning schools was a visit from Jets players.
The other four winning schools were Sandman Consolidated Elementary School in Lower Township, Heywood Avenue Elementary School in Orange, J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School in Scotch Plains, and Springfield Township Elementary School in Jobstown.
As a professional football team that plays in New Jersey, the Jets regularly promote youth health, fitness and education, particularly in disadvantaged communities.