$11,000 in donations to teen nutrition program makes and impact

The Volunteers of Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) approved at a meeting Jan. 26 to donate $5,000 to the Columbus Community Hospital Live It! Real Life Nutrition Program for Teens. Live It, which aims to motivate students to make nutrient-rich food choices while emphasizing the importance of physical activity, has continued as a result of community donations, a commitment from CCH to provide the education, and cooperation from school administration to allow students to participate during school hours.

“Whether it was information about proper nutrition, how to read labels, or great ways to get out and exercise, the students are bringing that knowledge home with them and applying it to everyday living,” said Emily Dilley, CCH Foundation Executive Director. “This gives them the power to make life-changing, healthy choices at an early age that they can continue throughout their lives.”

The physical activity lessons are taught by CCH’s Education Manager, while the nutrition lessons are instructed by Columbus Community Hospital Dietitian Staff or UW Dietetic Students.

“Funding for the program, which costs about $30,000 annually to run, is provided by Columbus Community Hospital as well as proceeds of the Betty Becker Memorial Walk/Run - organized by the Step Sisters, and private donations from businesses, services clubs and community members,” said Dilley.

For more information regarding becoming a member of the Volunteers of Columbus Community Hospital, contact Patti at 920-623-1280 or pwalker@cch-inc.com.