Some members of the Southeast Produce Council helped promote increased consumption of fruits and vegetables during an Atlanta race.
More than a dozen members of the East Ellijay, Ga.-based council participated in the Nov. 2 Strong Legs Run at Turner Field in Atlanta.
The council was a silver sponsor of the run, which supports the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong 4 Life program, according to a news release.
This was the second year the council participated. Volunteers and product donors interacted with some of the more than 3,500 participants, providing samples of fresh apples, bananas, grape tomatoes, oranges and more.
“We’re so grateful for the Southeast Produce Council’s commitment to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and our fight against childhood obesity,” Lucy Klausner, the hospital’s senior development director, said in the release. “The Council’s presence at the Strong Legs run was a strong witness for the families about the importance of filling half our plates with fruits and vegetables. We’re trying to show our community that eating healthy can be fun and the Southeast Produce Council helps us prove that.”
Encouraging people to exercise and eat more fruits and vegetable is an easy message all can support, Kevin Dunleavy, president of Super Marketing Promotions and the council’s marketing and membership committee chair, said in the release.