Healthy Hero Stories
Learn from our Healthy Hero families!

Steven Turner

George Moses

Healthy Heroes

Healthy Heroes

Every family keeps to a schedule. School, work, play, worship-some families may have less of a structure than others, but we all have places to be at specific times.

For George Moses, his wife Precious, and their three children still living at home, making time for family meals together isn’t always possible, so they find other ways to stay connected and healthy.

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Sady Fischer

 Leonard Brock

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Healthy Heroes

How does a busy family make room for important things like spending quality time together? Sady Fischer and her son Ariel have an easy answer, “Multi-tasking is key for our family,” she says.

Leonard Brock believes that the keys to healthy living for his blended family is embracing family time with his wife Keda, his ten-year-old son Isaiah, and their four-year-old daughter Island, and setting a good example
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Tariq Spence  Carlos Cotto
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In a search for healthier options for his family, Tariq Spence, his wife Dena and their three children have created an easy system that keeps them on the right track. “It’s all about structure and compromise in our house,” he says. Busy parents have enough to juggle, and Carlos Cotto and his wife Shane find that letting their kids be responsible for making healthy choices is an easy way to help keep the whole family on the right track.

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Lori Bryce  Melissa Morale
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Lori Bryce and her family have found simple ways to manage what they eat without having to sacrifice their love for food. How can busy parents make sure their children get the right foods and drinks they need to stay healthy? Melissa Morale makes it easy with simple substitutes and doing it as a family.
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The Healthy Hero Award is given by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation to people or organizations who are role models for healthy living and that actively engage kids age 2-10 in physical activity and healthy eating. Send us an e-mail with information on who you'd like to nominate as a Healthy Hero. Remember to include your contact information. Send e-mail to healthyhero@thegrhf.org.

 

The daily goals of Be A Healthy Hero 5•2•1•0 are:

5 – Five servings of fruits and vegetables
2 – No more than two hours of TV, computer, or video games
1 – At least one hour of heart-pumping active play
0 – No sugary beverages (no soda, sports drinks, etc.) 

 

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