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JUMP WITH JILL SET TO ROCK WITH TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commissioner Sid Miller’s Farm Fresh Fridays initiative rocks with nationally acclaimed rock & roll nutrition show
Austin, TX – Oct. 10, 2016 – In support of Commissioner Sid Miller’s Farm Fresh Fridays initiative, the rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill is heading to 20 schools and 20 child care centers across Texas cities in the Rio Grande Valley this fall, as well as the State Fair of Texas on Oct. 7, to teach kids the importance of healthy eating. The Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour is designed to draw attention to Texas agricultural products including fruits, vegetables, and dairy. Turns out, eating healthy Texas products is also good for a healthy Texas economy.
“This show helps Texas children realize that eating nutritious foods and exercising every day makes them part of a very cool — and healthy — crowd,” Commissioner Miller said. “As a component of our innovative Farm Fresh Initiative, this live event provides valuable lessons about good nutrition and Texas agriculture in a way that children will remember for years to come.”
Created by a Registered Dietitian, Jump with Jill has been performed all over the country for a million kids, including Texas youth.
“We are so excited to be chosen by the Texas Department of Agriculture to bring the Farm Fresh messages to life by singing and dancing our way across Texas,” Jump with Jill creator Jill Jayne said.
Shows are closed to the public, but media are welcome to cover the live event and interview the cast of the Jump with Jill show onsight before or after the show. Schools are providing media clearance for students. The cast is also available for early morning or evening in studio appearances. For a detailed itinerary of each school location, please contact us.
About Farm Fresh Fridays
The Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller created the Farm Fresh initiative to connect Texans all across the Lone Star State to local farmers and ranchers and the state’s agriculture industry. The goal is to increase community collaborations, promote healthy lifestyles and improve the Texas economy. Learn more at www.FarmFreshFriday.org.
About Jump with Jill
The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill uses music and dance to celebrate healthy habits by transforming nutrition education into a live concert. Created by a Registered Dietitian and professional musician, Jump with Jill is both educationally sound and completely rock & roll. Behaviorally-focused and research-proven, the show creates a world where healthy is not just an important thing to do, but the cool thing to do. Learn more at www.jumpwithjill.com.
For more information on Jump with Jill, visit www.jumpwithjill.com. To schedule an interview with a Jump with Jill cast member, email hailey@jumpwithjill dot com or call (800)531-0760 x 1.
East Coast Cast Media Kit
Renee Zelinski – “Jill”
Renee Zelinski stars as “Jill” in the East Coast Cast of the Jump with Jill show. Renee is a certified teacher in English and Theater. She holds her BA in Communications with a music/theater minor from West Liberty University in Wheeling, WV and her Master’s in Education from New York University’s Steinhardt Culture, Education, and Human Development School. Before her journey with Jump with Jill, Renee was a middle school English Language Arts teacher, a group aerobics instructor, an Ironman triathlete, and a professional performer of musical and dinner theater. She is thrilled to officially combine her lifelong passions of performing, instructing, and fitness with the Jump with Jill show. Renee’s teaching philosophy is to infuse healthy lifestyles into achievement goals to give students the ultimate tools for success in life. Renee hails from Wheeling, WV and lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Robert Pokrzywa – “DJ”
Robert Pokrzywa co-stars as “DJ Broccoli Rob” in the East Coast Cast of the Jump with Jill show. Robert is a certified Social Studies teacher and holds his BA in History and Secondary Education from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. A near life-long musician, Robert enjoys writing, recording, and performing music, and for years has been a guitar instructor. He is beyond excited for his citizenship in the Jump with Jill nation where he can apply his love for music and education to the mission of helping kids everywhere live healthy! Robert hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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