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Consumer Wellness Center Awards Nutrition Grant to Florida Non-Profit Delivering Nutrition Education to Economically Disadvantaged Youth

Thursday, February 05, 2009
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
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(NaturalNews) The Consumer Wellness Center, led by Executive Director Mike Adams (editor of NaturalNews), has announced a fifth grant in its Nutrition Grant Program. The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nutrition education. The Executive Director position is a non-paid position.

Our Nutrition Grant Program awards $1,000 grants to individuals or institutions dedicated to the promotion and sharing of nutritional knowledge among children, expectant mothers and other important groups.

The grants are awarded based on the number of people that can be positively impacted, the detail of the grant proposal and the enthusiasm and commitment of the teacher or administrator using the funds. Each award recipient is asked to report the results of the grant program to the CWC. Our intention is then to post these nutrition "success stories" on NaturalNews.com so that the most effective strategies of nutrition education can be shared with the world.

The Boys & Girls Club in South West Florida

Our fifth Consumer Wellness Center Nutritional grant of $1000 has been awarded to Threasa Miller, Senior Director of Resource Development of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County; a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Naples, Florida.

The Consumer Wellness Center grant will enable the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County to purchase food needed for the implementation of a two-year educational program on nutrition. Experienced Culinary Arts Instructor Karen Talko will educate at least four hundred elementary and middle school children on the recognition and preparation of nutritious foods.

The grant award will enable the nutritional curriculum to reach a number of educational goals. Lessons will teach kitchen safety and cooking techniques, spark interest in a wide variety of foods, develop knowledge of healthy recipes, and fuel interest in healthy living. As classes continue, the program will impact young people in the following areas:

1) Emphasize the connections between diet and health.
2) Stress the importance of food and kitchen safety.
3) Expand food knowledge and experience.
4) Foster creativity and encourage fun in the kitchen.
5) Instill core values of excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics and respect for diversity.

The Boys & Girls Club has committed to reporting back to the Consumer Wellness Center on the progress of these efforts. With regular submissions of photos and reports, they promise to share the progress of the children as they grow in health awareness and nutritional experiences.

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County functions as a valuable asset to the children of the community. "The Consumer Wellness Center is excited to partner with this organization and its extraordinary outreach programs," said Mike Adams, Executive Director of the CWC.

Background on Threasa Miller and the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

According to Threasa, the Collier County Boys & Girls Club is the only academically-based youth development program in Southwest Florida. The BGCC assists the most economically disadvantaged areas in the county, serving sixteen schools and over 1,500 young people daily. Nearly ninety percent of their students are eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch at their respective schools and are on full scholarship at the Boys & Girls Club.

Most of the children who attend the Collier County BGCC come from impoverished migrant backgrounds. Because food choices are severally limited, malnourishment is the norm. With the grant's financial support, Threasa Miller and her staff can instill vital nutritional education. This knowledge has the ability to help create immeasurable opportunities for each child's present and future life.

Congratulations to Threasa Miller of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County for earning our fifth $1,000 nutrition grant from the Consumer Wellness Center.

Learn more at www.ConsumerWellness.org

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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