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Tuesdays at the Joe just got a little more healthy

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Heading to the ball game usually means peanuts and cracker jack, but the Charleston Riverdogs are doing their part to try to be a little more healthy...at least one day a week anyway.

This season, the Dogs are taming up with MUSC to kick off "Healthy Challenge Tuesday."

"Tuesday night games will now be geared toward living and promoting a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. "We all can do a better job of taking care of ourselves, and why not start doing it at a baseball game?"

At Tuesday games, fans will find a new line of healthy concessions options, many made from crops grown on the MUSC Urban Farm located in downtown Charleston. Each Tuesday game will feature a different item from these new healthy selections and be offered to fans at a discounted rate.

Between-innings promotions will also be health and fitness oriented and MUSC Wellness staff will be featured on the video board providing quick, simple, healthy lifestyle choices ranging from exercise activities to snack options to general healthy lifestyle tips.

"The MUSC Wellness Center and Healthy Charleston Challenge are excited to partner with the RiverDogs to help promote healthy lifestyle habits for the whole family while enjoying America's pastime," said Janis Newton, Assistant Director of the MUSC Wellness Center. "Together we'll offer families the opportunity to eat healthy and increase physical activity while having fun cheering on the RiverDogs in 2013."

 

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