Patriots Safety Patrick Chung Promotes Health & Wellness At “Healthy Kids Summit”

Patrick Chung leading the activities with kids at the Stop & Shop Healthy Kids Summit at Gillette Stadium. Photo credit: Melanie Hocking

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung spent Monday evening playing tag, skipping and practicing kickoffs at Gillette Stadium.

Is this the new defensive plan for the Patriots?

Not exactly.

Monday evening, Gillette Stadium was filled with more than 300 caregivers, parents and children to participate in the Stop & Shop “Healthy Kids Summit” and leading the on-the-field obstacle course was Patrick Chung.  The purpose of the Summit is to educate families on nutrition and exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The free event included a panel discussion that included moderator Julie Menounos, RD, LD-N, Stop & Shop’s first in-store nutritionist, Ed Hurley, president of the Hockomock Area YMCA, Julianna Valcour, RD, Med, school nutrition policy consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Patrick Chung who offered some great tips on living a healthy lifestyle.

“While growing up, exercise and healthy eating habits played a key role leading to the success of where I am today,” Chung explained to the media, “Programs like the Healthy Kids Summit are a great way to share this knowledge with the community and I am thrilled to be a part of the event this year.”

Chung with Healthy Kids Summit attendees. Photo courtesy: Kisha Tapangan

The obstacle course included cones, dots and ladders and was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to run around the same field as their favorite NFL team. One of the highlights of the day included Patrick Chung enjoying a game of tag with over 20 kids and most were running circles around the 2009 second round draft pick.

Following the obstacle course, attendees were treated to a dinner of turkey sliders and a healthy snack bar complete with granola, fruits and yogurt. Chung joined fans for the light dinner and even stayed around to sign some autographs for some of the young Patriots fans.

For Patriots fans wondering about Chung’s shoulder injury status, as he was inactive against the Jets on Sunday, he looked  healthy.

But then again, it’s tough to really judge during an intense game of tag with kids.

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