A HEALTHY HOLIDAY PROJECT

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AdventHealth partners with Boys & Girls Clubs to teach kids about nutritious snacking

John H. Dickerson Boys & Girls Club members receive their healthy “Trail Mix to Go’’ snack bags.

On Nov. 20, youth with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties received “Trail Mix to Go” healthy snack bags for each member at the eight clubs located in the two counties.

Each snack bag included a recipe for trail mix, giving the kids a project to complete over the Thanksgiving holiday week. The purpose is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties and AdventHealth have partnered to address the health needs in local communities.

“The trail mix concept of providing a way for our children to engage in a project of putting this healthy snack together is brilliant, and so needed during their time off for the Thanksgiving holiday,’’ said Robin Markus, development director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties.

Hundreds of bags

AdventHealth volunteers packed more than 260 bags for the Boys & Girls Clubs and hundreds more for other local organizations.

“Every year during Week of Caring in November, AdventHealth team members demonstrate our service standards by volunteering their time and talents in the communities we serve,’’ said Michele Goeb-Burkett, AdventHealth Daytona Beach’s clinical nursing officer.

“We are so blessed that even through difficult times we are able to spread kindness and show how much we care. This year, our team members packed healthy trail mix snack bags for all the youth in the BGCVFC. We are grateful for our partnership with the Boys & Girls Club and inspired by the impact they are making in the lives of the youth in our community,’’ she added.

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