“This gets them outside and enjoying the outdoors,” she said. “They think they’re just having fun out here, but really this is a way to get them exercising.” After a session of soccer, basketball, football, Hula Hooping and music, children sign a pledge to eat better, exercise and drink lots of water, she added. said he learned to eat better, drink more water and play a variety of sports. “It’s really fun that they have all these activities here,” he said, before running off for more basketball. “It’s really nice of them to come out here.” Salvador [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2236160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Like A Champion Tour• Video: Like A Champion Tour MONTEREY PARK – Salvador Chavez dribbled, shot and scored at Repetto Elementary School on Thursday. The 11-year-old Monterey Park resident learned to live like a champion – or at least picked up some healthy habits. Chavez and his schoolmates participated in the Live Like a Champion Tour, sponsored by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Blue Cross of California. Officials said the goal of the 10-stop tour is to teach kids to live actively and healthy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “If we get them into the habit now, they’ll develop it as they grow,” said Natalie Tee Gaither, principal at Repetto. “We know healthy children learn better.” With childhood obesity on the rise, Gaither said teaching healthy behaviors early on is key. Television, computers and video games tempt children to stay indoors and be sedentary, but this event is meant to remind them to get outdoors and have fun, officials said. “It really should be a natural part of their growing up, getting out and enjoying the outdoors,” Gaither said. Judy Huffaker, nutrition education specialist with Alhambra Unified School District, agreed.