Loma Linda: BofA gives $10,000 to fight childhood obesity

Feb 26, 2014

The Press Enterprise

Loma Linda University

Representatives of Bank of America presented a check for $10,000 to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation on Dec. 12, to go towards the foundation’s “Adopt-A-School” Childhood Obesity Program.

The 12-month program, which started this fall, will allow Loma Linda University Health and the children’s hospital professionals to identify the needs, introduce a fitness and nutrition program, and provide resources for students and teachers at Victoria Elementary School, which is located in an underserved community in San Bernardino.

“We are proud to partner with LLUH and the LLUCH Foundation to support efforts making it easier for families to access better nutrition and become physically active,” said Al Arguello, market president, Inland Empire, Bank of America.

“Many families simply do not have the resources they need, including time, money, and knowledge to buy and prepare nutritious food or be physically active every day; that is why this Childhood Obesity Program that benefits entire families is so important,” he said.

Dora Barilla, assistant vice president for strategy and innovation at Loma Linda University Health and associate director of the Institute for Community Partnerships, said the program supports Loma Linda’s overarching goal and mission of bringing healing and education to the community.

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