Goshen Health collaborates with local schools to teach children about nutrition

May 29, 2019

GOSHEN, Ind., May 29, 2019 – Starting in June, Goshen Health is partnering with Syracuse and Goshen Community Schools to help children learn about healthier food options while attending local summer lunch programs. During the lunch program, Goshen Health will offer fun interactive games, along with information children can take home and share with their families. Though many children come alone, parents are encouraged to join them and learn more about the role food plays in creating or diminishing good health.
 
“Every three years, Goshen Health takes a close look at our communities’ healthcare needs. As we listen, learn and collaborate with community partners, we recognize ways we can make a difference in people’s lives. One of the health needs identified in our community is obesity. There’s no better place to start than with our children, helping them make healthier choices and develop good habits at an early age, ” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Last summer, Goshen Health successfully piloted this program with more than 160 children at Shanklin Park, over the course of five-weeks.
 
Look for Goshen Health on these days and locations:
 
Syracuse Locations:
  • Mondays, June 3, 10 and 17, Syracuse Elementary, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Mondays, June 24, North Webster Community Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Mondays, July 1 - 22, Syracuse Lakeside Park, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Goshen Locations:
  • Wednesdays, June 5 - June 26, Shanklin Park, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, June 6 - June 27, Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park, 11:05 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, July 3 - 24, Winchester Trails, 10:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
  • Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25, Pringle Park, 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. 
For more information about this program, please call (574) 364-2496 or email atatich@goshenhealth.com. For people in the community who don’t have school-age children but would like to learn more about better health, Goshen Health offers a variety of classes and education options. To learn more, visit GoshenHealth.com/Find-Events or call (574) 364-2496. 
 
Amanda Huber and her child learning about eating a rainbow of colorful fruit and vegetables every day.
Amanda Huber and her child learning about eating a rainbow
of colorful fruit and vegetables every day.
 
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About Goshen Health:
Goshen Health is a community-owned, nonprofit healthcare organization committed to improving the health of its communities. To live out the organization’s mission, Colleagues practice compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor. The health system includes 38 locations across four counties with specialized cancer care; heart and vascular care; and a physician’s network with primary and specialty care.
 
For more information about Goshen Health, contact Liz Fisher at (574) 364-2776, lfisher2@goshenhealth.com or visit www.GoshenHealth.com.