Garland Summer Nutrition Program, 7/25/2014, P-3
Asian American Outreach Day
Garland Summer Nutrition Program
For the holidays, one of our directors, Jocelyn
Pioquid-Collong, Offers fruit cakes in 2 sizes –
Small ($12) and Medium ($25).
Roscon Foundation has a volunteer who’s doing good in Washington. Her products will soon be featured on our online store and she will assign a small percentage for our feeding programs in the tribal regions in the Philippines. Please meet Joycelyn Kelly of the GUMBO GODDESS!
Gumbo Goddess Concessions is on Facebook.
Roscon Foundation Volunteers participated in selling food at the Worldfest to raise funds for Turismo Tarlaqueno. Below are Joycelyn Pioquid-Collong, Right photo – Jocelyn Kelly, Food Programs Coordinator.
The Middle East, Africa, Asia, European and even the West Indies islands are represented. You can find cultural food as well as dancers and live performances. One year we went and were out beating drums and dancing with North Texans of all colors, ages and backgrounds. It was really fun. (see pictures below)
The Asian Community Section
Cambodian Volunteers, Chinese Dancers, Filipino Dancers, Japanese Volunteers, Indians on Parade, Korean Dancers, Mexican-Aztec Dancers, and Romanians
Food that’s In When School is Out!
Roscon Foundation, Inc. and Desoto Eagles Nest, Inc. (A Joint Venture) is serving the Dallas Ft. Worth and surrounding areas. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: Times TBA Soon.
For More Info: Please contact: Director: Charma McBay (214) 213-106
Garland’s Summer Nutrition Program
SNP makes healthy living fun for students and easy for parents
Promoting healthy food choices and active lifestyles to the children of Garland, Summer Nutrition Program is now opened for 2011 and offering free lunches, snacks and activities at various locations around the city.
Sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture, SNP enables statewide school lunch programs to operate in the summer thanks to local sponsors such as school districts, churches, YMCA’s and summer camps. The sites of participating sponsors serve as a summer meeting place for students up to 18 years old serving them nutritious meals for no cost.
This will be the 16th year that Garland has participated. 17 sites around the city opened last week on June 6th and are now offering free lunches, snacks and activities to students until August 5. Today, June 13th, 4 more sites opened. The new sites are Axe Memorial United Methodist Church, Saturn Road Church of Christ, The Foundry Church and Inglesia Pentecostes Monte de Sion, Inc.
Garland is proud to be a part of a program that provides students with some summer fun with their classmates and peace of mind for parents as they can save money and still know that their kids are getting a healthy meal in a safe, educational and nurturing environment. NOTE: Roscon Foundation supported this program with Maharlika Dancers U.S.A. (Merna Parco) and the City of Garland Multicultural Commission. (Jennifer Nguyen).
There are a few Vegan restaurants in Dallas that cater to the palate of the health conscious diner. But there is none in Burleson where lately, a group of physicians started the C.H.I.P.S. program – opening up a way for people with cholesterol and diabetes programs to whet their appetites without sacrificing their whims for fancy foods.
A director and a volunteer of the Foundation, sisters, decided to share their food health programs to the program with the assistance of the nutritionists and physicians who authored some books on vegetarian and healthy recipes.
Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (released Jan. 26, 2011) – from the American Diabetes Association revealed: Total prevalence of diabetes – 25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the population – have diabetes – Diagnosed: 18.8 million people – Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people – Pre-diabetes: 79 million people*
Approximately one in every six adults – 16.3% of the U.S. adult population – has high total cholesterol. The level defined as high total cholesterol is 240 mg/dL and above.
These statistical data are very alarming – especially with the presence of a lot of processed foods that do not provide the right ingredients needed to maintain one’s health.
This is what the Foundation’s “All Seasons Food Program” will try to achieve – at least targeting BURLESON (One City at a Time) the aim of our Volunteers to share their healthy eating habits will benefit the citizens in that area. Dallas has enough to feed the health-conscious here… but none yet there..