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Attleboro Public Schools Provides Massachusetts Legislators with a Healthy School Breakfast

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015

On Thursday April 30th, Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids held its 2015 Legislative Breakfast in the Nurses? Hall at the State House. As a leader in healthy school meals, Attleboro Public Schools was honored to provide a healthy breakfast to legislators, community partners and experts in children?s health and wellness. This event emphasized the important role of nutrition and physical education in supporting academic achievement in schools across the commonwealth.

The legislative breakfast featured several speakers including State Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Kristin Morello, president of School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts, Robert Leshin, Assistant Director, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of Nutrition, Health and Safety Programs. Each speaker reinforced the important connection between student health and success in the classroom. This year, the focus was on school wellness.

At the State House, Attleboro?s School Lunch program, operated by Whitsons School Nutrition, offered legislators a ?Spring Fever? spread of breakfast choices found in Attleboro schools every day including, fresh fruit, whole-grain muffins, yogurt parfaits, orange juice, hard boiled eggs, tangerines and granola bites.

Food Service Director and Registered Dietitian, Heather Brunette, wants parents to feel good about the breakfast provided in Attleboro Schools. Brunettes? goal is to increase accessibility of breakfast. ?Our breakfast program gives all students the opportunity to start the day with a nutritious meal and gets them ready to learn,? said Brunette. ?We want to offer parents the convenient option of saving time in the morning at home by letting us take care of serving breakfast at school.?

For more information about the school meal program in Attleboro, visit: http://schools.whitsons.com/ma/attleboro-public-schools

About Massachusetts AFHK

Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving children?s nutrition, physical education and physical activity by collaborating with stakeholders to advocate, educate, promote and implement local and statewide initiatives to enhance the school health environment. The Massachusetts team is an affiliate of national Action for Healthy Kids. For more information on the Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids State Team and to join the team, please visit http://www.actionforhealthykids.org.

About Whitsons

Whitsons Culinary Group provides a wide range of highly customized dining services to public schools, corporations and institutions, with a strong focus on nutritious, high quality menus made from fresh, wholesome ingredients. Whitsons has a long and proud history of excellence and growth since 1979 and currently ranks the 4th largest dining company in the United States. Whitsons? scope of expertise and services extends to: emergency dining, residential and healthcare dining, prepared meals, and school dining and services.

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New Study Says Vegan Diet Could Prevent Heart Disease – Zion Health Announces Vegan Skin Care: Adama Minerals Lotion at Chi Wellness in Waltham, Massachusetts

San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014

Natural health product pioneer Zion Health takes the vegan ideology one step further with natural, vegan body care products. Today, they will be introducing their all-natural line of Moisture Intense Mineral Lotions as a new addition to Chi Wellness Center in Waltham, MA.

The vegan diet is all the rage these days. J Lo attributes her new sexy physique to it and several other celebs are following suit. Losing weight, however, isn?t the only benefit of a vegan diet. Although its environmental friendliness is well known, recent research at St. Michael?s Hospital in Toronto has sown that, when combined with a low-carb lifestyle, a vegan diet reduces the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over 10 years.

Zion Health is pleased to announce that environmentally-conscious, holistic medicine practitioners Chi Wellness will now carry Zion’s complete line of vegan lotions. Zion lotions contain high-grade, nutrient-rich minerals from a unique type of clay called calcium montmorillonite (Kanwa clay), known for its stimulating healing properties. According to Scientific American (Millot, 1979), the clay increases the production of peptides in amino acids and holds an ionic field of energy that helps stimulate energy at a cellular level. Adama Mineral lotions also contain all-natural scents, which have been used in homeopathic remedies for centuries.

Chi Wellness is a holistic care provider in the Waltham, MA area with a passion for environmentalism. Relying on traditional Chinese medicine, this comprehensive care facility implements age-old tactics proven effective at treating chronic conditions. Zion Health lotions with Kanwa clay are plant based and not tested on animals.

Zion Health’s unique line of Mineral lotions is now available at Chi Wellness and at health food markets and co-ops throughout the United States and Canada. Zion provides its consumers with pure skin and body care products that are 100% vegan, free of parabens, and aluminum and formulated using certified organic ingredients whenever possible. For more information on Zion Health products, go to http://www.zionhealth.com.