This partnership shows the increasing importance of getting children to eat better and ultimately be healthier
Orlando, Florida (Vocus) April 20, 2010
Wholesome Tummies, the Orlando company that provides healthy lunch alternatives for school children, has joined forces with the Orlando Magic and Florida Hospital to create a unique program that provides free lunches to a kindergarten class at St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando.
The Be Healthy lunch program was designed to help kids eat healthier and learn about the importance of good nutrition. Free lunches are delivered daily to Ms. Auger’s class until the end of the school year. They are prepared fresh every day by Wholesome Tummies using only pure, organic and all-natural ingredients. In addition to receiving lunch at school, nutrition education and guidance will be provided throughout the semester to teach the kids and their families about maintaining good nutrition.
“This partnership shows the increasing importance of getting children to eat better and ultimately be healthier,” said Wholesome Tummies founder Samantha Gotlib. “We are very excited about this event and the potential for creating positive change for children and families.”
Under this partnership, the youngsters will put away their books and pick up shovels to plant a community garden outside their classroom. As part of the Be Healthy lunch program, this class will take their school lessons outside to learn the importance of natural, organic foods. Be Healthy facilitator and Florida Hospital for Children Clinical Care Coordinator, Jennifer Ketchersid, has designed a curriculum to teach children about the benefits of eating well and identifying the difference between good and bad foods. Students will plant a garden filled with colorful fruits and vegetables they can incorporate into their weekly health lessons and snack on while at school.
Wholesome Tummies delivers nutritious meals to children where they live and learn. Co-founders Samantha Gotlib and Debbie Blacher believe children should eat as nature intended with fresh fruits and vegetables. Wholesome Tummies creates foods that cajole picky eaters to make healthy food choices. The menus are designed to ensure developing minds and muscles are fueled by wholesome ingredients. The company’s goal is to help children develop eating patterns that lead to lifelong good health.
For more information about Wholesome Tummies, visit http://www.wholesometummies.com
Sara Brady Public Relations
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