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Children’s Service Incorporated Joins the Initiative to Educate Families and Children About Good Nutrition
Children’s Service Incorporated Joins the Initiative to Educate Families and Children About Good Nutrition and Maintaining a Healthy Diet
Philadelphia, PA – August 2016 - “Nearly 1 in 3 children in Pennsylvania are overweight or obese, and with the adult obesity rate set to hit 44% by 2030, it’s more important than ever to teach young people about good nutrition and healthy food preparation.” Therefore, Children’s Service Incorporated (CSI) joins the initiative to educate young adults about good nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet.
CSI is currently developing partnerships with many of the area’s social organizations, including Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA’s) and NutrxFitness.com to create ongoing nutrition programs for children and families. The partnership involves distributing information on nutrition, fitness, and health through our online blog at csichild.org.
“If we start fostering good nutritional behavior in children early on, the chances are better for the children to continue this as they advance into their later years,” says Sarah Fullwood, certified fitness and nutritional trainer of NutrxFitness.com. “This is a proactive measure and our goals are to reduce terminal diseases in the upcoming generations.”
Not only do we teach people how to begin their journey to better health, we present tools that can give everyone an opportunity to begin their own nutritional program. Starting Fall of 2016, NutrxFitness street team will visit CUA’s area the Philadelphia and distribute diet information, talk to parents and host seminars for more formal education sessions.
For more information about NutrxFitness initiatives, seminars, programs or if you want our street team to visit you location, please email us at info@ NutrxFitness.com.
Children’s Service, Inc. 129 Year Old Black Child Welfare Agency on Go Fund Me.com
Children’s Service, Inc. 129 Year Old Black Child Welfare Agency on Go Fund Me.com/strong>
Children’s Service Inc. (CSI) is a 129 year old child welfare organization, originally founded by Episcopalian nuns and Edith Wharton Dallas of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to serve “colored” Crippled and indigent children in 1887. Now, one of only a few historically “black” agencies remaining in the nation, it struggles to survive. A Go-Fund Me page has been set up with a goal of $300,000 to support the Behavioral Health counseling programs for adoptive, foster care children and emancipating supervised independent living (SIL) youth, some of whom with LGBT struggles.
Recently, a seventy-seven old blind man re-connected with CSI to return to his roots. R.B., had been left on the doorstep of the agency in the 1940’s and in the Spring of 2016 he went on a quest to locate his childhood home. He was seen wandering around downtown Philadelphia, asking about the House of The Holy Child which had been renamed Children’s Service Inc. He wanted to “give the love back to CSI that they gave to me “. Passing pedestrians helped R.B. find the new headquarters of CSI, which he visited at 1315 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA.
As a visually-impaired artist, R.B., wants to have his artwork on exhibit within the Children’s Service, Inc, agency. Hopefully, with some measure of support from the Go Fund Me.com campaign both CSI and R.B. can extend their efforts and providing quality service and enrichment in their golden years.
For more information, contact Dorothy Simmons, ACSW, LSW, Executive Director at email@example.com or visit CSI at www.csichild.org or telephone 215-546-35033