In efforts to promote healthy eating among students at the Enid Capron Primary School, Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Beaches Resorts, joined forces with Registered Dietician Tamika Handfield of Nutrition-in-Demand to bring a healthy eating seminar to hundreds of students this week.
The foundation has been very active in promoting healthy eating at its sponsored schools in Providenciales. Together with Mrs. Handfield the Sandals Foundation took the opportunity to not only provide whole-wheat and brand cereals to over five-hundred and thirty-three students at the Five Cays based school but also to provide them with healthy fruits and water.
Students were taught the importance of a balanced nutrition and the benefit of healthy eating so that they can make the healthy choices for themselves.
The entertaining health seminar hosted by Mrs. Handfield was geared towards empowering, encouraging, and motivating students to get fit. “It is always a pleasure working in collaboration with Beaches Turks & Caicos in giving back to the community. It is especially so being that March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month.” Said Tamika Handfield speaking on the initiative, “Nutrition in Demand’s main mandate is to provide credible, factual and scientifically proven nutrition education to the community. Working along with Beaches afforded us the opportunity to speak to over 500 students of the Enid Capron School about the importance and benefits of eating a healthy breakfast each day.”
The mid-morning session saw a group of enthusiastic students who all expressed interest in several exercise routines and asked questions about their favourite foods.
The Foundation is no stranger to the health and wellness arena. Over the years the charity teamed up with the Ministry of Health and Human Services and the Wellness and National Health Planning to bring health awareness and distribute fruits and low-fat yogurts to over 1,500 students in providenciales.
PR Manager for the Beaches resort Elanor Finfin Krzanowski who spear headed project for the Sandals Foundation also commented on the importance of the event by saying the following, “Teaching the importance of healthy eating to the students of our sponsored schools is a priority for the Sandals Foundation.” She continued, “A well-rounded education not only includes academics but also the knowledge of how to maintain a physical healthy lifestyle. It is the goal of the Sandals Foundation to promote healthy nutrition as well as the importance of a balanced diet and our first step is to provide the fruits to every student of Enid Capron while teaching these basic life-altering skills.”