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LA's BEST Teams Up With American Chemistry Council to Educate Kids About the Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle and a Healthy Environment
Date:10/25/2009

CARSON, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new partnership to educate children and their families about the importance of drinking water for a healthy living, and reducing waste by reusing and recycling more plastics.

As part of the program, ACC will provide LA's BEST students with reusable water bottles that they can use throughout the day, challenging children to make a habit of carrying their water bottles and drinking more water instead of sugary drinks.

"LA's BEST welcomes this partnership with the American Chemistry Council. Our campaign encourages waste reduction through the use of reusable water bottles, teaches children about recycling, and educates kids about the health benefits of drinking water. This program will help create long lasting healthy habits for the kids who participate in LA's BEST," said Carla Sanger, LA's BEST President and CEO.

Ninety different LA's BEST school sites across Los Angeles are participating in the "Go H2O" Campaign from November 2 through November 20. Each child will be challenged to drink one bottle at the beginning of LA's BEST program each afternoon. At the end of the campaign each participating LA's BEST program will receive books and sports supplies from ACC.

"LA's BEST has helped 12,500 students focus on learning and we are very pleased to work with them on this recycling and health-oriented partnership," said Steve Russell, vice president, plastics, of the American Chemistry Council. "Learning to reduce, reuse and recycle is an important way all of us can make a difference for the environment. We are excited to work with LA's BEST to get kids involved early."

LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program is the latest partner to become part of a statewide recycling awareness campaign, "Plastics. Too Valuable to Waste. Recycle.(SM)," which has found success in a
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