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Angel Kids Pediatrics Teams Up with Farm Share for Northside Community Food Distribution to Promote Health and Wellness

Published Thursday, July 18, 2019

 

Angel Kids Pediatrics, the largest private pediatric practice in Northeast Florida, is teaming up with Farm Share for a Community Food Distribution at Angel Kid’s newly opened Northside office, located at 2040 Riverview Street.  Angel Kids Pediatrics and Farm Share are Working Together to Promote Nutritional Health, Angel Kids believes that nutrition is fundamental for good health and development during the early years of life. If children lack adequate nutrition, they may become ill, have delayed mental and motor development, and become more susceptible to diseases, all of which can have long-term adverse effects beyond childhood into adulthood.

 

Dr. Affan, President and Founder of Angel Kids Pediatrics, opened a 6th pediatric practice on the Northside with a vision to provide comprehensive quality healthcare services to a medically underserved area that suffers from a lack of access to healthcare that commonly results in avoidable illness and avoidable emergency department visits. This vision is to provide primary pediatric care, which contributes to the community as a whole.

 

“This company has a strong focus on community support, and we believe that it takes everyone, working together, to create environments and communities within which children, youth, and families can flourish,” says Affan. “By partnering with Farm Share, we hope to become a valuable resource and positively impact the health and wellbeing of families in the area”.

 

Open to the community, this event will distribute fresh nutritional food FREE of charge to families, children, seniors, and individuals in need. Each family will also receive giveaways that include back to school supplies and more. This event will take place on August 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at Angel Kids Pediatrics Northside location, located at 2040 Riverview St., Jacksonville, FL 32208.

 

Duval County is comprised of urban, suburban and pockets of rural areas. The Duval County Department of Health has divided the county into six Health Zones based off zip codes. The Northside falls into Health Zone 1, where poverty is most prevalent in Duval County and is considered a food desert. The United States Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as a community without easy access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods. A recent study on the effects of food desserts found that communities who lack access to fresh, healthy foods will likely exhibit increased premature death and chronic health conditions. Teaming up with Farm Share helps work towards the goal of alleviating hunger, promoting health, and helps fight against poverty by distributing healthy and nutritious foods.

 

About Angel Kids Pediatrics:
Founded in 2003, Angel Kids Pediatrics is the largest pediatric practice in Northeast Florida with six convenient locations with 2 office’s open until 9 p.m. and on weekends. Angel Kids Pediatrics strives to provide excellent medical care in a family and community-based environment. Angel Kids upholds the highest standards of a patient-centered medical home and provides quality, personalized and effective medical care to children and adolescents. Angel Kid’s mission extends beyond the walls of the clinics in preserving the welfare of children in the community. In 2018, Angel Kids Pediatrics was recognized as one the fastest 50 growing companies on the First Coast.

 

For more information visit www.myangelkids.com or call 904.224. KIDS (5437)

 

Contact
Heather McGlothlin
Marketing Manager

Angel Kids Pediatrics
hmcglothlin@myangelkids.com