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Dan Knuckles, national account manager for Koch Foods Inc.

Koch Foods in Chattanooga and the Sysco Corporation teamed up with Erlanger Children's Hospital and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The two companies are underwriting a pilot program inside the hospital's Childhood-Healthy Eating and Active Living (C-HEAL) Clinic. The clinic treats children diagnosed as overweight or obese.

Making healthy food choices is an integral part of the clinic's approach to helping those children; however, when a family cannot afford healthy foods, meeting their healthy eating goals is nearly impossible.

Food insecurity is a huge risk factor for childhood obesity. Thanks to these companies, families now will get a food voucher to be used at the Food Bank to buy healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. What a wonderful gift to others. The hospital is truly thankful.

Jaime Lacey

C-HEAL Center at the Children's Hospital at Erlanger

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