Nina Rodriguez Helps Kids Drum Their Way To Better Health

By Andy Doerschuk Published November 5, 2010

Percussionist and facilitator Nina Rodriguez has partnered with the Texas-based grocery giant HEB to create a program to promote health and wellness among students in San Antonio, with a particular focus on combating obesity. “Drumming With Nina” incorporates the benefits of drumming, dance, exercise, and nutrition during in-school presentations that also include a fitness facilitator and a licensed Zumba master dance instructor. “The first 20 minutes of our presentation is focused on drumming, and to make that happen we pass out hundreds of Toca Freestyle djembes” Rodriguez says. “When the kids come in and see all the djembes lined up, they go crazy.”