Blog : Kids Eat Right Presentation to Recap National Nutrition Month

By Patrick | Apr 4, 2014 | in

Our world’s hunger dilemma goes unnoticed at times– people often fail to see the struggle of those around them. It’s not until we hear the facts that the goose bumps rise. In the past year, organizations like the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Exeter have been successful in distributing over 269,700 lbs. of food to 3,055 Exeter Area households in need. In addition they aided 45 homeless families and individuals with referrals to shelters, emergency supplies and food.

Although March and National Nutrition Month have drawn to a close, Alicia Rossman (registered dietitian with Starry Brook Natural Medicine) will be holding a community lunch and learn on Saturday, April 5 targeting issues like hunger and obesity. The mission is to present community members with facts in the hopes of stimulating positive change while helping families make better decisions when providing affordable nutrition to loved ones.

A member of the Kids Eat Right Campaign, Rossman realizes the importance of getting kids to recognize the benefits of eating healthfully and feeling whole (both mentally and physically) at a young age.

The presentation will include information on how community members can make a difference and get involved in hunger relief efforts, what organizations are in their area, where they can volunteer, donate and how to build a successful food pantry. The importance of having a reliably stocked local pantry was demonstrated this past winter by the frequency of snowstorms and the frigid temperatures brought on by the “Polar Vortex”.

Starry Brook’s fellow Green Alliance Business Partner, 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria will be catering Rossman’s Kids Eat Right presentation. Jon and Pricilla, the owners of the Manchester and Epping-based pizza hotspots, have honorably agreed to supply the event with healthy snacks for lunch.

The lunch will be held 12:00-1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 5, at Starry Brook Natural Medicine, 14 Bow St. in Exeter. There is no price for admission but there is a suggested donation of non-perishable food items or toiletries to be sent to Saint Vincent De Paul’s Food Pantry in Exeter. Anyone donating an item will receive a free initial nutrition consultation or Reiki session with Rossman.

The presentation will also feature a raffle with prizes like yoga therapy, nutritional counseling, Reiki healing, Green Alliance Green Families memberships, Let’s Get Movin’! gift certificate, Signed copy of Miss Lyla’s Banana Pancakes to the Rescue, Vemma Supplements, Food and Health Forum Gift Certificate, Birdease gift certificate. Starry Brook will also be donating several acupuncture and massage sessions.

Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to R.S.V.P. by emailing nutrition@starrybrook.com

Green Alliance Members – Use your card to receive 20% off hourly consultation and service rates at Starry Brook!