Virtual Hoops Mean Real Fun

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Virtual Hoops Mean Real Fun

January 28, 2013

TBHC Clinical Nutritionist Lacey LaBonte (left) teaches local school kids about healthy lifestyle habits at the official unveiling of our Interactive Zone at Barclays Center.

Standing before The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s brand new interactive space, students from IS 265 and UFT Elementary Charter School of East New York got some real exercise by shooting virtual basketball hoops, just yards away from where the Brooklyn Nets play their home games.

They also jumped rope and took a virtual flight over Brooklyn (some vigorous arm flapping required) in two other interactive experiences at this official launch of the hospital’s 7x12-foot fully interactive display screen in Barclays Center.

As Barclays Center’s Official Hometown Hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center created the interactive Xbox/Wii-style space to show that staying active can be fun, and give arena attendees a chance to move around before they sit down to watch events.  

Lacey LaBonte, MS, RD, CDN, CNS, a clinical nutritionist at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, spoke with the students about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. The event was co-sponsored with the Goodwill Beacon, the Youth Services arm of the Goodwill organization, and included admission to the opening night performance of Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove.

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