Sports Radio and Television Broadcaster Ann Liguori started The Ann Liguori Foundation which with a mission to raise funds and awareness for not-for-profits who work in the field of cancer prevention and cancer care. The ALF supports a variety of charities, both locally and nationally, as well as helping individuals in need.
The ALF has brought the ‘Healthy Children, Healthy Futures’ program to the East End of Long Island and brings rock star nutritionist Jill Jayne to the Hamptons every year to conduct educational assemblies which teach young people about the importance of good nutrition and exercise. The ALF also makes it possible for ‘Healthy Children, Healthy Futures’ to incorporate their nutrition education curriculum in schools on the East End of Long Island.
After hosting and organizing an annual celebrity charity golf event in The Hamptons every year for 10 years which raised over 1.2 million dollars for the American Cancer Society, Ann Liguori founded the Ann Liguori Foundation to increase her commitment and dedication to helping others, particularly on the East End of Long Island where she lives.
The Ann Liguori Foundation funds the award-winning nutritional education program every year, starting with incorporating the health curriculum in the Southampton Intermediate School in 2009. The initiative brought Jill Jayne, rock and roll nutritionist, to the Southampton Intermediate School for an assembly for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and through her multi-media, musical and interactive presentation, Jill shared her expertise and taught the students how to work through advertising clutter and mixed messages, to choose the most nutritional foods. She had students dancing on the stage and enthused about learning the basics of good nutrition. A teacher there expressed that in the 30 years that he has taught at the school, it was the best assembly he had ever seen! Jill and several other nutritionists trained several PE and Health Teachers at the school, who then incorporated the curriculum in their class rooms.
The students produced videos about good nutrition and showed them to the rest of the school, created posters which they hung throughout the school and on April 17, 2010, five of the students shared what they learned on Ann’s Saturday morning Radio show on WPPB 88.3FM.
Each year, the Ann Liguori Foundation brings rock star nutritionist Jill Jayne to The Hamptons to educate young people about the importance of eating well and exercising regularly. For more information on Jill Jayne, visit www.jumpwithjill.com
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What a great foundation. Teaching children to make correct choices of what they are eating. In today’s society, I cannot believe what they are serving in the schools. Besides that, kids have commercials thrown at them all the time.
Ann’s foundation is making a difference. Even if she reaches a few children to change their eating choices, she has done her job. Nutrition is so misunderstood in our society. I’m a food fanatic myself because of the chemical compounds of GMO foods, imported foods containing DDT, and I will stop there because it is one of my passions.
Thanks for sharing this information.