It’s Time Kids celebrated its Inaugural event in Los Angeles on Friday (April 23), which rapper/student athlete Romeo hosted alongside his father Master P and a host of other celebrity friends.
It all went down at 61st Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., where the organization launched a health campaign addressing the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle called “Fatten Our Brains Not Our Bodies”, which Romeo is the national spokesperson for.
“It’s great to see the children so into it. When we asked the kids to get up and exercise with us, they seem very excited,” Romeo said of the launch of the initiative.
The kick off event also drew celebs such as NFL Super bowl Champion Jamal Lewis, Romeo’s sister Cymphonique, Fabulous Girls, Lil King, Mindless Behavior and The College Boyys, all of whom will hop aboard the “Fatten Our Brains Not Our Bodies” national school tour.
Also In attendance was Congresswomen Maxine Waters, who says she “too feels it is important to teach our children about eating right.”
Waters honored both Master P and Romeo with a Certificate of Special Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives. The Millers produced the “Edutainment” and exercise event for urban school children to empower and inspire students to fight against childhood obesity by committing themselves full to their education, exercising regularly, and practicing healthy eating habits and lifestyles.
“We believe it is necessary to educate children about the importance of eating right, education and exercise,” said P. Miller. “As a unit, we feel the time is now to do this; we truly support what the First Lady is doing with her platform of helping to fight obesity. This is just our way of doing our part.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 67 percent of adults are overweight or obese and the epidemic is being spread to our younger generation. In 2001, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimated that between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents were obese,” continues Miller. “We have to address this as a country and we will continue this mission with a national tour.”
For additional information, visit ItsTimeKids.org.