Vice President of the AnnieRuth Foundation, Solomon Coles and volunteer Sherika Perry take time to explain the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables in an effort to minimize the likelihood of being diagnosed with childhood illnesses and diseases.

Experts agree that children who develop healthy eating habits are less likely to be diagnosed with childhood illnesses.  The AnnieRuth Foundation’s health & wellness program is facilitated in elementary schools that are located in neighborhoods deemed as food desserts. The program affords students the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions and small group exercises while learning the importance of eating healthy foods in an effort to minimize their chances of being diagnosed with illnesses and diseases such as juvenile diabetes, childhood obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Samples of fresh fruits and vegetables, purchased from our local Farmer’s Market and pre-packaged by local businesses, are given to students to take home and enjoy.

The program also illustrates how routine exercise plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If you would like to sponsor a health & wellness presentation at a school in your community, please contact 904.327.7756.