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Posted on 05/2/2008

In the merry, merry month of May!  When you were in school, did you ever dance around the Maypole?  I wonder if many school teachers still have their classes carry out our old spring-greeting ritual?

Michael Sobota, I read your comments with great interest.  I appreciate your praise of our upcoming shift to corn-based containers.  We’re still working out the details.  Keep in touch!

As for your food preparation question…from now on, our sweet potatoes will be baked to a higher temperature.  Thanks for addressing it!  I agree!

My daughter, Paula, told me the story of Clifford—no last name to protect his privacy—who many years ago was involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered a brain stem injury.

Initially, Clifford was not expected to live or even wake-up from his coma.  He’s tough, though, with a strong will. Confined to a wheelchair, he never stopped believing he could experience a full life.

Since Clifford doesn’t live in a part of the United States served by a Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating franchisee/distributor, he orders his meals through our Home Delivery Program.

When he first became a client, Clifford was solely reliant on the wheelchair.  Now—thanks to his tenacity and positive state of mind—he walks.  Despite the remarkably courageous progress he has made, it is still very difficult for him to shop and cook.  He likes our food, it’s healthy, we deliver, and so the fit is perfect.

One scheduled delivery day, Clifford called Paula to report that his meals had not arrived at the usual time.  Our tracking system indicated otherwise.  What to do?

Because we use DHL for Home Delivery, Paula was able to actually view the signature of the person who had received the meals.   With the name in hand, she called apartment complexes near Clifford’s home.

Sure enough, she found the woman with the meals, and gave the information to Clifford, explaining that DHL would correct the mistake.  But no!

Excited to have the 4-1-1, he wanted his meals now!  So he wheeled himself to the location given by Paula and picked up his package!

Clifford told Paula he loves Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Though it’s not always easily affordable for him (those nasty fuel charges), he finds ways to make it work, because convenience and opportunity to eat healthily makes it worthwhile it to him.

He also loves the fact that he can take a week off here and there, if necessary.  “I always return in a week or two,” he said.

Clifford, I salute you, Paula salutes you, my family salutes you, our entire company salutes you.   Thanks for being on our meals.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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