Nature’s Bounty Foundation Grants $25,000 For Health And Wellness Initiative

Beverly Lee-Wo, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at The Nature’s Bounty Co., presents EAC Network with $25,000 to develop the Nature’s Bounty of Wellness Initiative to provide comprehensive nutrition and wellness education to EAC Network’s professional staff who will then teach the information to predominantly low-income families in Suffolk County. From left to right, Sue Fragale, Cassandra Rodriguez, Sharifa Zaban, Beverly Lee-Wo, Tania Peterson Chandler, Esq., Kathryn Alexander, Bernadette Kehlmann and Denise Devlin.

Hempstead-based human service agency EAC Network was recently awarded a generous $25,000 grant from the Nature’s Bounty Foundation to launch the “Nature’s Bounty of Wellness” program initiative. The initiative will provide comprehensive nutrition and wellness education to EAC Network’s professional staff who will then teach the information to predominantly low-income families in Suffolk County.

Nature’s Bounty of Wellness will launch at four of EAC Network’s Suffolk County office locations in Ronkonkoma, Hauppauge, and two in Central Islip. EAC Network staff at these locations directly interact with more than 5,000 clients across the organization’s program portfolio, including the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for Kids (CAC), Supervised Visitation (SV), Safe Start, the Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI), Alternatives for Youth (AFY) and Chance to Advance.

“Wellness is so much more than nutrition—it is about quality of life, and programs like these are a tremendous support to individuals in our communities who need assistance,” said Beverly Lee-Wo, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for The Nature’s Bounty Co. “The Nature’s Bounty Foundation seeks out opportunities to help people in our communities be well, through nutrition, education and more.”

“Presenting on topics such as shopping for healthy foods on a budget, stress management, smoking cessation, and achieving a healthy weight is vital to enhance our clients’ ability to make healthy choices that benefit them for life,” added Lance W. Elder, president and CEO at EAC Network.

A Wellness Team comprised of staff Wellness Coordinators will be trained in wellness education so they can help their clients make better, practical, and affordable eating and healthy lifestyle choices that can lead to the development of long-term, healthy habits to ultimately enhance their daily lives.

For more information, visit www.eac-network.org.

—Submitted by the EAC Network

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