To teach youth how to make healthier choices, Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods, Inc. to present Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body, and Soul. This national program takes a holistic approach to educating boys and girls about good nutrition, making physical fitness a daily practice and developing individual strengths and good character. In addition to components from the mind and body, the Triple Play program gets at the soul of the Club experience — the gameroom. Each Mind, Body, and Soul program component can stand alone; yet integrating them allows Club members to reap more powerful, lifelong benefits.
Empowering youth to eat right is a generation-changing, life-enhancing program goal, and Triple Play’s nutrition component, called Healthy Habits, covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, Choose My Plate, and appropriate portion size.
Taking a systematic approach, this component boosts Clubs’ traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth — boys and girls, athletically gifted and those talented in other areas, children and teens alike. Daily Fitness Challenges include six challenges that provide youth at every ages the change to play longer and harder at different games — from jumping rope to basketball to creating games of their own.
This social recreation program includes a resource guide, training, and additional tools to run a top-notch game room and social recreation program in the Club.