Posted on 10/7/2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Group fights childhood obesity by offering nutrition education and outreach programs
Ottawa, Ill. (October 7, 2008) -- Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder and President of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of What’s In Your Lunch Box? (WIYLBOX).
WIYLBOX is a non-profit organization headquartered in California. It was founded with a mission to respond to overweight and obesity due to the lack of nutritional support and information available to support the health and wellness of children and families who are most at risk in low-income, underserved communities of Los Angeles County.
The WIYLBOX Advisory Board members lend their support to the Program staff and respond with the guidance of their knowledge and experience to best ensure success and address challenges as they arise.
President and CEO of WIYLBOX, Deborah Tucker said, "Seattle’s making a real difference in people’s lives by providing healthy meals. We are honored to have her on our Advisory Board. Her experience, solid business sense, proven success and passion for helping people live healthier lives with a no-nonsense, back-to-basics program is the seed that has taken root for me and I’m sure for so many others. Thank you Seattle!"
"This group is doing a wonderful job at helping with the obesity epidemic and I applaud them for their efforts. When I was asked to participate on their Advisory Board, it was with great honor and privilege I accepted. We need more groups like this out there to help solve the obesity problem we have in this country. I believe to be able to rid our society of obesity is to start with young children and that’s exactly what Deborah is doing with What’s In Your Lunch Box?" said Sutton.
About What’s In Your Lunch Box?
What’s In your Lunch Box?, Inc. (WIYLBOX) was founded in 2006 and is a California 501(c)(3) public charity, serving Los Angeles County. WIYLBOX team members Deborah Tucker, Jeri Hall and Donna Ross-Jones have developed a comprehensive nutrition education, food service and training program in response to the findings of poor nutrition in the special needs population by the American Dietetic Association, including those children impacted by the autism epidemic.
The WIYLBOX program is preventive, family centered, community based, and culturally competent, and it will be delivered within existing systems that provide services for children in underserved and low income communities.
Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE), a family-owned, Illinois-based healthy meal replacement company offers a no-gimmick approach to convenient, healthy eating nationwide. The meal program is scientifically designed and taste-tested.
Founded by Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, in 1985, SSHE helps to address patients’ desire to lose weight and improve overall health. Seattle Sutton’s dedication to health continues today, since all SSHE menus are analyzed on an ongoing basis and adhere to recommended dietary guidelines.
SSHE prepares thousands of fresh meals weekly and its innovative approach has helped thousands of people achieve and maintain weight loss without planning, shopping or cooking for themselves. For more information, www.seattlesutton.com or 1-800-442-DIET (3438).