Alta Behavioral Healthcare receives month-long Healthy Habits = Healthy Kids donation from GBS Corp.
(Youngstown, Ohio) February 24, 2020 — Alta Behavioral Healthcare, which launched its Healthy Habits = Healthy Kids initiative to provide healthy fruits and vegetables to its over 800 Head Start Program, secured its first month-long sponsorship from GBS Corp.
GBS’ donation will allow Alta to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children throughout the month of March. With this sponsorship, Alta will recognize the month as Food is Fuel: Energize Your March throughout its Head Start Programs and throughout the community to thank GBS for its support.
“We are honored to have received our first month-long sponsorship from an organization such as GBS. With their support we can make an impact on the lives of children and families in our community by providing these much-needed meals and snacks,” Joe Shorokey, Chief Executive Officer Alta Care Group, said.
The goal of the Healthy Habits = Healthy Kids initiative is through these month-long sponsorships to provide a full year of healthy meals and snacks for students in the program.
With studies showing a direct link between poverty and childhood obesity, it is important that programs like those at Alta provide critical access to healthy food. In addition to providing meals, the initiative also aims to introduce children to healthy foods at a young age, to cultivate a palate for nutritious foods and to see those efforts continue in the home.