Watch out ice cream trucks, there’s a new sheriff in town!

That is right! There is a new sheriff in town and it’s ready to put a “healthier” twist to delivery trucks.

This week, the beginning of the Fruits and Veggies On-The-Move deliveries,  has been more than just a learning experience for me! My first deliveries were filled with excitement and laughter from all the kids who were anticipating their fruits and veggies for the day. What surprised me the most was that a lot of these kids had no idea what I was giving them most of the time. I delivered nectarines, strawberries, apricots, snap peas and baby carrots this week (yummmm.) This was very hard for me to hear and  it made me realize that what I am actually doing is really helping these kids get better nutrients and vitamins in their bodies that they barely get. Also, all these kids basically ate what they were given even if they did not like fruits or veggies. I can’t wait to continue delivering these treats while seeing the smiles on the kids faces!

How we put our fruit together for the kids! Nectarine, strawberries, carrots, and snap peas.

How we put our fruit together for the kids! Nectarine, strawberries, carrots, and snap peas.

Nestle donated a lo of water for the program! This is a display of how we set the truck up with the fruits for the kids. Apricots, nectarines, carrots, and snap peas are shown.

 

Nectarines, the super food of the week! 

This weeks healthy food of choice are nectarines! With only 60 calories a serving, these peach-like fruits contain beta-carotene which helps absorbs vitamins. Nectarines also contain lutein, an antioxidant, which help support good eye sight and better skin. One cup of this super food  also supplies you with 2.4 g of fiber and 1.5 g of protein. Nectarines natural sugar can give you a great amount of energy as well! So grab one on a hot day, go for a walk, and enjoy!

Nectarines! These peach-like super foods has many benefits beyond belief.  Bite into one today!

Nectarines! These peach-like super foods have many benefits beyond belief. Bite into one today!

Introduction!

The City of Allentown's Fruit and Veggie On-The-Go Truck!

The City of Allentown’s Fruit and Veggie On-The-Move Truck!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Ronya Nassar. I am a student and athlete at Albright College in Reading, PA.  I am pursuing a degree with hopes of becoming a public health official and a writer in the near future. I recently landed an amazing job  as a student health technician for the city of Allentown and have become known as the “Fruits and Veggies On-The-Move Lady.” My job basically consists of driving a pick-up truck to deliver fruits and veggies to kids at the day camps in the city.  This Fruit and Veggie On-The-Move Truck has been nationally awarded from its benefits of helping kids in the city. I love helping people and  combined with this fun job has prompted me to start a blog.  My aim is to log the various fruits and vegetables delivered that week along with facts on their health benefits with a focus on super foods. 

I hope you enjoy my blog and benefit from the food facts and are entertained by the occasional stories! To quote the ancient Roman poet, Virgil: “The greatest wealth is health.”  We all have to start somewhere and here’s to giving kids a good start on a road to a life of healthy living!