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Staff Runs to Work Dressed as Produce

September 25, 2014

Staff in the EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Nutrition Education Program did something bold on the morning of September 19. Donning eye-catching costumes, the employees ran to work dressed as grapes, a carrot, a pea pod, and an apple.

Judy Ensslin (Program Manager), Kusuma Schofield (Administrative Coordinator), Jenna Stranzl (Program Coordinator), Jim DiDomenico (Nutrition Educator), Laura Solt (Nutrition Educator), and Melissa Matusumura (Program Assistant/Nutrition Educator), participated in Philadelphia’s first-ever Run to Work Day, all the while promoting the EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Program through their costumes and a hand-held banner.

EAT.RIGHT.NOW. provides free nutrition outreach and services to students in the School District of Philadelphia, as well as to parents, staff, teachers, and administrators. EAT.RIGHT.NOW. conducts Pennsylvania Nutrition Education TRACKS approved lessons both at schools and at community sites, during school hours and after school. The Program is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Drexel University is a part of the EAT.RIGHT.NOW. Program, and Stella Volpe, professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, is the Principal Investigator. Ann Marstellar is the Program Director and Judy Ensslin serves as the Program Manager.

Established by Be Well Philly editor Emily Leaman, Philadelphia Runner Outreach Director Ryan Callahan, and Facebook’s Run215 page owner Jon Lyons, Run to Work Day Philly is a unique event that inspires the regional community to run to work or otherwise incorporate running into their daily routines. This year marks the first Run to Work Day Philly, though we hope it becomes a regular annual event.