(INDEPENDENCE) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a slow 2-6 start on the 2012-2013 season, but that didn't stop a few of their players from helping kids learn the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Cavs players took time to help kids understand the importance of healthy eating by taking part in a cooking contest at the Cleveland Clinic Courts. The healthy food options and taste all went into who won the final round.
The event at Cleveland Clinic Courts, where the Cavaliers also practiced on Thursday, also featured a mini-media day for students.
Students who took part in the unique events were from Garfield Elementary School and Hannah Gibbons Elementary School. Cavaliers Education Programs are always popular and help children not only mentally in what they do, but also physically.
Cavs players who took part in both events included Samardo Samuels, Jeremy Pargo, Omri Casspi, C.J. Miles and Donald Sloan.
The Cavaliers return back to action on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena when they welcome in the Dallas Mavericks for a 7:30 pm ET tip-off.
- Nick Camino