Seahawks’ Tre Flowers teaches students importance of breakfast

SEATAC, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers was busy Thursday teaching kids an important lesson: If you want to grow up strong, you need to eat healthy and exercise.

Flowers was joined by team mascot Blitz, the Sea Gals and representatives from the Washington Dairy Council at Tyee High School in SeaTac.

While there, they gave the kids a few lessons about the importance of eating healthy food and staying active.

Flowers said it’s important to teach these kids how to be healthy while they’re still growing.

“No one really taught us about (eating breakfast) where I grew up,” he said. "When I got to the league and going through college, everybody preaches and harps on it and you don't want to change at that point. If you start early and get it in as a good habit, you'll just keep doing it."

The visit wasn’t just educational. Flowers helped present the school with a $10,000 check from the Dairy Council and NFL Foundation for a grant to help fund their nutrition and physical education programs.

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