JERSEY CITY - Fifth-graders from New York and New Jersey kicked off Super Bowl week with some former pro-football players.

The students, all of different ethnic and racial backgrounds, contacted each other through pen pal letters. They met in person for the first time at the Liberty Science Center today for a series of cultural workshops.

While there, they got some tips from NFL players on the importance of taking care of their health.

"We'd like to pass that on to the younger generations so as they grow up," says Bear Pascoe, of the New York Giants. "They're making the right choices and putting the right nutrients into their bodies."

The event was part of the NFL's diversity program, "One World: Connecting Communities, Cultures, and Classrooms."