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A Wellness Agenda at Respond, Inc.

August 29, 2013 | Camden, Community News, Community News and Media

Respond, Inc. provides services for adults and children that touch almost every aspect of their lives from child care, a senior adult center, programs for homeless adults, rental housing and home ownership, youth services, employment, economic development, job training and associated programs that help people help themselves.

Now with the introduction of a comprehensive wellness policy the organization has taken an important step to “provide every child with the opportunity to eat healthier and engage in more physical activity,” according to Wilbert Mitchell, Respond Inc.’s executive director.

The organization is asking parents to join with them to “support the guidelines” and “follow the new policies, especially regarding healthy snacks, healthy lunch choices and healthy treats for celebrations.”

The wellness policy is a textbook example of effective guidelines—comprehensive, instructive and easy to follow. All the bases are covered from nutrition standards for children and infants, eating environment and nutrition education. Parents receive colorful handouts explaining how to “Chose My Plate” and create healthy snacks for birthday celebrations.

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