Empowering Children in Sarasota before it was called the Children’s Healthy Pantry, Inc., a mentor, Susan Morin, noticed her mentee was not able to concentrate and simply was unable to learn. The culprit, hunger. It was then that Susan decided to take it upon herself and founded the Yummy Stuff Club, Inc..
Through research she found that many of the students in this and other Title I schools lacked proper nutrition and access to healthy foods at school and at home. Susan decided to request a donation of 400 pieces of fresh fruit from a local produce supplier who agreed to do this every week. From there the program began grow and grow. Susan was on a mission, a personal mission to help kids learn and practice the benefits of healthy eating.
Helping combat childhood obesity and all its related ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, is something Susan also has a passion for. To accompany her already heavy load, she utilized Yummy Stuff Club, Inc. to spread a message of “Eat Smart to Be Smart” to children and their families.
Another Yummy Stuff Club, Inc. project, Healthy Pantry, came about when Susan learned that any student who arrived late to school (for any reason) would be denied breakfast from the cafeteria. Knowing that this meant a student might not have eaten for over 18 hours, she created the Children’s Healthy Pantry which stocks healthy food for such emergencies.
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