Jets offensive lineman Rob Turner and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture today honored Samsel Upper Elementary School in Sayreville for being a winner of this year's Eat Right, Move More contest.
The program encourages New Jersey school children to take advantage of healthful foods in their school cafeterias and become more active. It challenged New Jersey schools to submit their meal menus to determine the 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 is a visit from New York Jets players.
In addition to Samsel Upper Elementary, four other schools from around the state were selected as winners in the Eat Right, Move More program: Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, Bartle Elementary School in Highland Park, Somerset School in North Plainfield, and Berkeley Township Elementary School. PCTI was the grand prize winner and was visited by tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson in December. The school also sent representatives to the Dec. 14 Jets-Bills game to be honored on the field.
As a professional football team that plays in New Jersey, the Jets regularly promote youth health, fitness and education, particularly in disadvantaged communities.