Sembrando Salud 5K Color Run & Health and Wellness Fair Inspires Agriculture Community To Embrace Healthy Habits

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Local Employer Returns to Oxnard College Park for Annual 5K Color Run and Walk.

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Not only are we engaging in an enjoyable activity, but also enriching the families with local resources whose goal is to also improve the health and overall happiness of our agricultural community.

Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC), a fresh multi-berry producer with headquarters in Oxnard, hosts annual Sembrando Salud 5K Color Run and Walk on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Oxnard College Park.

The Sembrando Salud 5K Color Run and Walk & Health and Wellness Fair encourages employees and their families to go outdoors and exercise in a fun and safe environment. This colorful event begins at 9:00am with a 1 mile run for children 12 years of age or younger, and will continue with a 5K walk/run for employees and their families at 9:30am.

“This is our third year hosting this event with the purpose of promoting a healthy lifestyle to our employees and their families,” said Ana Martinez, Sembrando Salud Administrator Lead. “Not only are we engaging in an enjoyable activity, but also enriching the families with local resources whose goal is to also improve the health and overall happiness of our agricultural community. I’m looking forward to seeing many smiles.”

During the Health & Wellness Fair, participants can meet organizations and community services that help families in Ventura County. Some of those organizations include: Food Forward, The Coalition, Ventura County Behavioral Health, 211, and the Consulate of Mexico.

The Sembrando Salud 5K Color Run and Walk in Oxnard is made possible by a group of helpful volunteers and dedicated sponsors, which include: Reiter Affiliated Companies, GRACE, BerryCentro, Reiter Brothers Inc., El Dorado Farms, J&E Berry Farms, Real Farming, Laguna Farms, GAMA Farms, Las Posas Berry Farms, Cal Coast, California Coast Crop Consulting, Coast Water Solutions, Diamond A, Diener’s Electric Inc., Gibbs Trucking, Frank Toves, Jubilee Bees, Marborg, Ray Paget, RDO Water, SC Fuels, USA Ag Supplies, Water Made Right, PCS, Agri Turf Supplies, Inc., Alibio, Buttonwillow Warehouse Company Inc, Crop Production Services, Dr. Ray Lopez, Extenday, Ferrarri Metals/Meteor, Fundacion EPA, GINEGAR, Pelemix, Premise Health, Salinas Valley Ford Lincoln Sales, San San, Synborg, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, True Organics, USI Insurance Services.

Sembrando Salud, established by RAC in 2009, is an obesity and diabetes prevention program that helps create healthy ranch communities throughout California. The Sembrando Salud 5K was developed to help motivate agriculture workers and their families to go outdoors and exercise in a fun and safe environment.

To learn more about the event, please visit: http://www.berry.net/culture/5k-fun-run-walk

About Reiter Affiliated Companies

Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) is the largest fresh multi-berry producer in the world, growing Driscoll’s proprietary varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries year round in the United States, Baja California, Central Mexico, Portugal, Morocco and Peru.

The Reiter family began farming in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula and by the turn of the century had migrated south into Watsonville and the Santa Clara Valley. By the late 1970’s, operations expanded into Southern California where the headquarters is today. The company values of Honesty, Fairness and Respect line the corridors of every office, guiding and leading business principles and decisions. Those decisions have resulted in the organization’s position as an industry leader, adopting health and wellness programs, opening primary health clinics and partnering with local organizations to improve the quality of life for the farmworker community.

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