Valley Schools and Local Arizona First Arizona helped provide 120 employees throughout Maricopa County, including 22 school districts, with fresh local produce from Sun Produce Co-op, Sept. 18.
The co-op helps deliver locally grown produce to communities throughout Arizona.
As a part of the initiatives of the Valley Schools wellness program, WellStyles aims to empower employees with the tools and education on how to optimize health.
Food choice is a major lifestyle factor that can improve a person's overall well-being, and it was important to provide access to the produce as well as support the local farms.
Dozens of teachers from Peoria, Glendale and Deer Valley unified school districts received boxes of locally grown produce as a gift for participating in the WellStyles program.
Valley Schools, an insurance pool, believes particiapting in such wellness programs for school employees can help lower insurance costs for school districts so they can put more money into the classroom.
Much of the program is online, including Yoga classes and workout routines.
For more information, visit https://myvalleyschools.org/wellness-program/.