Hazon has been invited to join a group of Faith-based and Community organizations to support Michelle Obama’s recently launched Let’s Move campaign. The meeting in DC tomorrow will provide organizations with tools and information to help combat childhood obesity in their communities. Judith Belasco, Director of Food Programs, is headed to the Capitol to represent Hazon!
According to Judith, “Hazon is always looking to expand our support of healthier lifestyles as meaningfully as we can. Already North America’s largest faith-based supporter of CSA‘s, we provide healthy living education through our Jewish Food Education Network (JFEN) and annual Food Conference. We look forward to engaging the Jewish community and beyond in support of Let’s Move.”
According to Joshua DuBois, White House Director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Parnerships, The Let’s Move campaign will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources. Let’s Move will engage every sector impacting the health of children to achieve this national goal, and will provide schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy.
“This is the first time we’ve been invited to the White House, and being able to speak directly to Michelle Obama’s staff and a diverse group of other faith-based organizations will provide us new ways of celebrating and promoting healthful lifestyles,” said Judith.
The faith-based and community groups will learn about Let’s Move and the resources made available by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Heath and Human Services, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Hazon and other attending organizations will be encouraged to share their input on the materials intended to promote Let’s Move within faith-based and community organizations.
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