Wednesday, March 23, 2016


The Choose To Care Cheerleaders,Niza, Navdeep,Maricella, Monica, Yanilsa, had been preparing for months, getting ready for our Youth In Action celebration which took place on Saturday, March 19. This time around we wanted the kids to learn how good nourishment allowed the body to grow just like the tomato seeds planted months before the actual celebration.  The seeds were planted at 2 months, 6 weeks and 2 weeks intervals and were used to demonstrate growth at different period in the young childrens' life and how similar the results are when they are fed nutritious foods on a regular basis, they grow strong and healthy. We hope the families, including the children understood how they measured up to the budding plants.The children planted their own seeds and were instructed how to care for the plant at home,giving water and keeping it in the sunlight on the windowsill.

Snack time featured easy to prepare, finely chopped tomatoes,cilantro, onions, fresh lemon juice, mixed together with a dash of olive oil and served with corn chips. A young girl who at first did not think her taste buds would like this concoction, was encouraged to give it a try; she ended up asking for more.  We all enjoyed this refreshing, flavorful dish, tomatoes swimming in its own juice and a bond was formed.  The young girl was so impressed with the Nutritionist who had encouraged her to taste the delicious mixture that she requested a photo with her.  Such is the power of encouragement, it fosters hope.

Thanks for your expertise and caring, for your compassion and skill that you bring to these young children and their families.  Your support of CHOOSE TO CARE gives each of us the opportunity to touch the lives of so many in our communities.  As each child left with a brand new pair of shoes,we would like to think that on this day we planted the seeds of hope. One thing we know for sure is that all our taste buds came alive with a snacking good dish.

Peace & Love!

"There can be hope only
for a society which acts
as one family,not as many
separate ones."
Anwar el- Sadat


Rifat Khan said...

Such a beautiful way to convey nutrition education and healthy activities to these kids. You are truly supporting these kids with your words and actions, while fulfilling your mission at the same time. Hats off to you and your cheerleader team.

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Navdeep Kaur said...
I really enjoyed helping out for the great cause. This event was a blast. Many families showed up at the event and participated actively in the activities. There was so much love and warmth in the atmosphere. So true" if we all start to think and believe that "The world is my family" then we will see many more people in the community coming out to help. I applaud all of us for great teamwork and thankful for this opportunity to assist.

God bless you all!!