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SEPC supports Arnold Palmer healthy lifestyles summer camp

In a continued effort to support communities in the Southeast, the Southeast Produce Council funded a six-week healthy lifestyles program for families at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL.IMG 7753

The summer session offered children and their families the opportunity to learn more about exercise, healthy eating, positive self-image, and more, while using a family-centered approach. Participants also set goals to achieve by the end of the six-week session. The program was led by Shaista Safder, who is certified in obesity care and management.

"We had a very successful healthy lifestyle summer program this year — our best so far," Safder said in a press release. "Participants benefited immensely and were extremely grateful for the education and support they received. None of this would have been possible without our sponsor support from Southeast Produce Council, including Produce for Kids and FreshPoint. Our participant families definitely reaped the benefits of this partnership."

Southeast Produce Council members, FreshPoint Central Florida and Produce for Kids provided additional support, including a supply of fresh produce during the program, along with fruit- and vegetable-focused recipe ideas, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets.

“We were very excited to help financially and actively in this exciting program to promote healthy lifestyle tips to all of the families that participated this year. These types of consumer educational programs are at the very core of what the SEPC is all about,” David Sherrod, president and chief executive officer of the Southeast Produce Council, said in the press release. “Arnold Palmer Hospital is one of the nation’s premier health facilities for children, and we proudly support all their tremendous efforts.”

The Southeast Produce Council is also a Finish Line sponsor of Arnold Palmer’s Walk for Winnie, a year-long fundraising campaign culminating in a celebration event that benefits the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.