|Fun Run for your community.|
|Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:35|
Get ready! Get set! Get healthy! Organizers are putting the final touches on the first health and nutrition inspired fundraising event for 2012, the ACCU Nutrition Fun Run 2012.
This annual fundraising event’s main goal is to help schools incorporate better nutrition in their daily routine, and funds raised from the event will help one selected local school do just that.
Funds will be used to enhance the nutritional well-being of students in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Organizer and nutritionist Tamika Handfield will be selecting one school to receive assistance with healthy lunches, developing a healthy menu to support adequate growth, implementing nutrition education classes or expanding their kitchen facilities. Each year a different school will be chosen to be the beneficiary of 100 percent of the funds raised.
“Today’s youth are bombarded with technology such video games, the Internet and social networks — all of which promote a very sedentary lifestyle,” explains Handfield. “Little physical activity combined with calorie and fat laden foods have led to a very overweight generation of children. Research shows these children are at an increased risk of developing many chronic diseases later in life if changes are not made in the way they eat.”
The Fun Run aspires to educate parents, teachers and children to live a physically healthy lifestyle and to encourage nutritious eating, she says.
The event is scheduled for Jan. 12 at 5:30 a.m., and participants are encouraged to either walk, run or bike the course. Two different routes, one longer than the other, will be available to facilitate parents with children or those who are not frequently involved in physical activity.
The Fun Run has been strategically planned around the holiday season to help offset some of the pounds packed on during the holidays and to give a healthy jumpstart in the New Year.
“This event will be benefiting a great cause and will give you a chance to burn some calories while positively impacting local children’s lives,” Handfield said.
Participants can pre-register for the run or register on the day of the event. Registration forms will available at ACCU Medical Nutrition. For more information on the run, nutritional program or cooking classes, please contact Tamika Handfield at 242-3978 or 442-3978 or
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