Monday, September 10, 2012


Free Educational Extravaganza for Parents and Kids

This Thursday, September 13, you are invited to join us for an Educational Extravaganza when Growing Healthy Kids, Inc. partners with Jetson TV and Appliance Center to highlight great food, nutrition, and physical fitness at home, school, work and play.   

If you want new ideas for delicious, easy, healthy lunch boxes and tips for cutting back on sweets, sodas, and calories, then bring the kids to this event or come alone.  

Here's a sample of Thursday's menu:
  • Meet Michael Haggerty, founder of Hero Pops, and learn about his healthy frozen delights made from locally grown fruits. 
  • Kids will learn to read food labels from The Nutrition Detectives.   
  • The new limited edition Growing Healthy Kids jewelry line, created by The Petrillo Collection, will be shown for the first time.  A portion of sales will be donated to Growing Healthy Kids. 
  • Pick up your autographed copy of Nourish and Flourish, the just-released book for parents from Growing Healthy Kids project founder, Nancy Heinrich.  

The Educational Extravaganza takes place at the Jetson Vero Beach location at 1231 20th Street (corner of 12th Avenue and SR 60, across from the main post office in downtown Vero) from 4:00 to 6:30 PM this Thursday, September 13.   Admission is free.  A donation of a gently used household item for the Growing Healthy Kids Thrift Store is appreciated.  

Adults will be entered in a chance to win door prizes donated by companies including Vero Beach Hotel and Spa, Coste d’Este, Vittorio’s Pizza, and Electrolux.  Event parking is plentiful.

Additional companies participating in the Growing Healthy Kids Education Extravaganza include:
  • ·         Florida Outdoor Center (meet Kristin and Mike Beck and learn about kayaking and paddle boarding for kids and families)
  • ·         Quality Health Care (meet Diane Kingsley-Weir from the office of Dr. Deepti Sadhwani)
  • ·         Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company
  • ·         Pampered Chef (demos for making healthy snack for kids)
  • ·         Organo Gold (organic beverages)
  • ·         24/7 Fitness (with information about their new free fitness programs for kids)
  • ·         Tupperware (storage ideas)
  • ·         Lisa Tylutke (clinical aromatherapist)
  • ·         Juice Plus (get all your fruits & veggies)
  • ·         Tri Vita Works (products to help with inflammation)
  • ·         Chair Massages by Sean Holland
  • ·         Local author Lynn E. Mueller, with her first children’s book, Herbert the Hedgehog

For more information, contact Barbara Petrillo at 772-205-7133 or email her at

Growing Healthy Kids, Inc., is a nonprofit organization based in Vero Beach creating solutions to improve the health and lives of kids through collaborations with organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program, The Willow School, and Vero Beach Elementary School. 

Thank you for helping us GROW HEALTHY KIDS!  

See you this Thursday!
Nancy Heinrich