This past weekend we participated in an event held to coincide with Food Day, which is officially celebrated on October 24th. According to the Food Day website, this event is an annual “celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.” One of the main focuses of this celebration is nutrition education. The OrganWise Guys LOVE this focus, which is why we were so excited to be a part of the Healthy Kid’s Festival and Food Distribution event at Fort Bend ISD’s Heritage Rose Elementary in Rosharon, Texas.
Volunteers from the school and various local organizations assisted with food distribution that provided food to over 100 families. In addition, the families were able to take part in a number of nutrition and physical education opportunities. Fun-filled stations included a Wheel of Health, which offered the chance to spin in return for some lunges or jumping jacks; a photo booth; a sports walk; coloring opportunities; and a sugary drink station, where volunteers demonstrated just how much sugar is consumed in common sodas, sports drinks, etc. At each station, prizes and educational pamphlets were offered to kids and parents alike.
We loved being a part of this event! It is always so inspiring to see the commitment and camaraderie of a community that works together towards a common goal – and this weekend that was educating families on the benefits of eating healthy and making sure they were able to stock their pantries and freezers with healthy foods!
Other sponsors of the event included Unitedhealthcare, Activate for Kids, and Sugar Grove Church of Christ.