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Students Create Permanent Reminder to LIVE HEALTHY EVERY DAY!

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 01, 2014. First published on Thursday, June 05, 2014.

photo 1SEASIDE, CALIF…  To counter rising obesity rates, Del Rey Woods Elementary School students painted fruits, vegetables, and their favorite physical activities onto ceramic tiles.  Artist and retired educator Leela Marcum oversaw the student artists, muralist Chris King coordinated the installation of the tiles into an impressive wall mural, and on June 4th, 2014, the completed mural was unveiled to the students and public.  Students take great pride in their colorful creation and will be reminded of healthy ways to live their lives every time they walk past it. 

Del Rey Woods Elementary students are learning from Health Educators like Nazarie Whipple of the Monterey County Health Department to start right by eating healthy and moving more.  This event brought children, staff and parents from Del Rey Woods Elementary School out in force to celebrate the unveiling of this colorful reminder of the importance of living healthy. 

Thank you, Champions for Change, for sponsoring this beautiful reminder to eat healthy and be active every day! 


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Del Rey Woods Elementary School, 1281 Plumas Ave, Seaside

To arrange a school visit, contact Principal Dr. Ramiro S. Reyes, (831) 392-3907

Photo Opportunity: Though election results understandably took precedence over the mural unveiling, we invite you to use this stunning backdrop for stories that focus on students, health, produce, and any topic where a strong and colorful visual will illustrate your message.

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Karen Smith