October 30, 2015

Spirit of Service: Salem Athletes Teach Children About Nutrition

photo of student athletes, including the Salem College soccer team posing for a group shot at Second Harvest food bank

Student-athletes from the Salem College soccer team recently joined Family Services Child Development, local chefs from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chef and Child organization, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to serve a healthy breakfast to hundreds of children in the Triad, along with their families, teachers, and other community partners.

On October 16, 2015, breakfasts were held at four locations in recognition of Childhood Nutrition Day. Salem students participated at the Sara Y. Austin Head Start Center, where they talked with children about the importance of healthy eating and good nutrition. 

"One of the highlights for our team each year is getting to go have breakfast for Nutrition Day,” says Jay Callahan, who coaches the team and serves as sports information director at Salem College. “They love to interact with all of the children, and we are proud to represent Salem at such an important local event."

2015 marks the third year that the Salem College soccer team has participated in the breakfast, which has been held annually for seven years.