Newsletter May-June 2014: Making A Healthier Community Together
Making a Healthier County Together
Live Well San Diego, First 5 San Diego and VONS partner
On March 18, 2014, First 5 San Diego and Vons announced continuing their partnership and extending it to Live Well San Diego, the County of San Diego’s long-term initiative to build a healthy, safe, and thriving region.
Executive Director Kim Medeiros alongside Board of Supervisor Greg Cox (District 1), chair of the First 5 Commission and Director Nick Macchione, First 5 commissioner presented Vons with an official Live Well San Diego partnership seal , proclaiming March 18 “Vons-Live Well San Diego Day”. Andy Barker, Vons vice-president of retail operations and Carlos Illingworth, Vons public affairs manager proudly received the seal and proclamation.
First 5 San Diego first partnered with Vons nearly a year ago in an effort to promote healthy living for children, families and communities. The partnership educates parents and caregivers about healthy habits they can easily adopt at home. All 58 Vons stores in the region highlight healthy messages from the USDA MyPlate Nutritional Guide and the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative’s 5210 Every Day Campaign (five servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of screen time, one hour of physical activity, and zero sugary drinks). As an official partner, all stores will display the Live Well San Diego seal.
This partnership will continue to grow for the betterment of the county, through educational initiatives, healthy food demonstrations, and more. For more information about Live Well San Diego, visit www.livewellsd.org.