Our increased participation in the WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) program has led to positive changes throughout the day. In addition to our emphasis on exercise, we have really placed more focus on good nutrition. Healthy eating begins in our cafeteria, where we are swerving healthier foods and sharing information on nutritional content, appropriate portion sizes, and other relevant facts.
As our enrollment grows, we’ve also expanded the number of peer associates who are helping to oversee nutrition on campus, as part of our culinary family. Stuart Perry is pleased to see the increased emphasis on nutrition and the involvement of peers.
“Each of these peer members in our kitchen is proud of the part they are doing to help us improve health at Perry Wellness Center,” Stuart notes. “Along with our WHAM initiative, these peers are also involved in reaching their own goals in the program. It is a win/win for our organization.”
In the above photo, a group of staff and peer associates prepare a wholesome lunch in the PWC cafeteria. From left to right, they are: Brad Clark, Imitha Arnette, Annie Ruth Thomas, Shaneshia Edge, kitchen manager Kelly Jansen, Tommy Green, Irvin Cook, Kenneth Christmas, and Jeanette Williams.