Vemma Nutrition Company, President, BK Boreyko, addresses the New York City Council along with Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Founder of Health Corps. Mr. Boreyko announces that he will support the efforts of Health Corps and its volunteers by donating $100,000.
Health Corps was started in 2005 by Dr. Mehemt Oz, Vice Chairman of Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and co-author of, "YOU: The Owner's Manual", and Stephen B. Phillips, M.A., Professor of Education and Psychology at Touro College and Director of the Children's Health Education Foundation.
With a format similar to the Peace Corps, Health Corps relies on volunteers who visit American classrooms teaching kids about health and nutrition. The program is up and running in several cities including selected New York City schools, in part thanks to the early support of Joel Rivera, Chairman of the New York City Health Commission. With chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity reaching epidemic proportions, Health Corps aims to stop this destructive cycle by making sure kids have the knowledge to better manage their own health. This could potentially save thousands of dollars in health care costs over their lifetimes, while at the same time improving the children's quality of life. "I had the opportunity early on to learn about the full scope and mission of Health Corps and its intended long-term goal; which is to one day become, a federally funded program like the Peace Corps. We intend to support them all the way to their goal," said Vemma, President, BK Boreyko. "Along with our financial commitment, we will be introducing Health Corps to local school districts in Scottsdale, AZ and supporting a pilot program." "We are delighted to have Vemma as our sponsor," said Professor Stephen B. Phillips, M.A., Health Corps, Director. "They are truly dedicated to improving health and wellness for everyone."
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