HEALTHY SPROUTS™ LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO FIGHT YOUTH OBESITY
Chicago – (December 6) –The Washington Park Area Homeowners Association-NFP (WPAHOA) officially launches its Healthy Sprouts™ Initiative which is a fight against the youth obesity crisis and obesity at large in urban American food deserts. The WPAHOA is an Illinois Not-for-Profit corporation with 501(c) (3) tax exempt status and is not the typical HOA but one that is charged with bridging the socioeconomic gap by improving the quality of life of residents. www.wpahoa.org
Healthy Sprouts™ stewards (youth participants) with parental supervision register to help infuse their community with healthy food options while earning points toward prizes that promote active healthy lifestyles, i.e. bicycles, sports equipment, skate boards, etc. Healthy Sprout Stewards™ are encouraged to recommend frequent (weekly, biweekly or monthly) delivery of our fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes to their block clubs, businesses, friends, neighbors, senior facilities, houses of worship and other community organizations as to provide convenient service and to collect more points toward their prizes.
Healthy Sprouts™ fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes come in different sizes: small, large, and combo (fruit & vegetable). Here are some examples of content that will be in the Healthy Sprouts food boxes apples, mangos, pears, cantaloupes, greens, lettuces; just to name a few. Certain items are subject to change due to the impact of weather conditions on crops and availability. For more info about the box variety of content please visit www.healthysprouts.org/ShopOnline.html or call (888) 412-9888.
Healthy Sprouts™ Gift certificates and merchandise are available online at: www.healthysprouts.org.
All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds support the Healthy Sprouts™ Program and other WPAHOA nonprofit initiatives.
WPAHOA –Healthy Sprouts™ Program Founder, Executive Initiatives Director and Creator Pasha Hunt-Golliday’s platform will address the issues and create solutions for urban food deserts. The assortment of prizes awarded not only promotes active and healthy lifestyles, but also community stewardship.
First Lady Michelle Obama is also tackling the dilemma of food desert communities and funding cuts of physical education programs with her Let’s Move campaign. With the Healthy Sprouts™ program, youth with parent participation will also make a hugely positive impact on obesity by infusing their communities with healthy food options, delivered directly to resident’s homes, 52 weeks a year.
Pasha Hunt-Golliday explains how Healthy Sprouts™ will remedy the national youth obesity crisis:
“We stand ready to launch the WPAHOA-Healthy Sprouts™ initiative which is our fight against youth obesity in urban food dessert communities. Healthy Sprouts™ will give youth an early start on a healthy life by infusing communities with healthy food options delivered directly to resident’s homes. Healthy Sprout™ Stewards with parent participation will be rewarded for their community service with cool prizes that promote active and healthy lifestyles. I can think of no better combination for an initiative to combat obesity in urban food desserts or a better way to enrich our youth’s lives in the formative years than community stewardship and rewards that promote active healthy lifestyles. With adequate capacity and support I predict the Healthy Sprouts™ initiative will go national in the near future.”
“Getting an early start on a healthy life”
About Healthy Sprouts™- In an effort to address the youth obesity crisis, obesity at large and the need for fresh organic fruit and vegetables in urban food deserts communities across the nation, WPAHOA Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Initiatives Director Pasha Hunt-Golliday created Healthy Sprouts™. She aptly named and defined this initiative as “Healthy Sprouts™”-Our fight against youth obesity and obesity in communities at large”. www.healthysprouts.org
About WPAHOA – The WPAHOA is rapidly becoming a muscular convergence of innovative and progressive advocates dedicated to this mission. The WPAHOA has positively impacted area communities by spearheading groundbreaking initiatives that supply educational, nutritional enrichment, employment opportunities and recreations as local food systems/urban agriculture, youth tours, Youth Expo, Winter Fest, cultural and historical preservation and tourism. www.wpahoa.org
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