BENEFITING: USO of Metropolitan Washington - Baltimore
Healthy Summer, Healthy Troops is a community fundraiser that aims to invest in programs that improve the recovery and resilience of our local troops and their families through nutrition, exercise and other programs.
Cooking classes led by military or celebrity chefs are provided as a fun way to learn more about healthy eating habits, introduce teens to healthy cooking and help families bond over budget-friendly and minimal-ingredient recipes.
Classes led by community partners bring the healing power of yoga to the military community to enhance the health and well-being of service members and their families through a whole-body approach. These classes can aid in stress reduction and can even be incorporated in the therapy schedules of wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers.
Therapeutic Organic Gardening
Designed for recovering service members, this program provides nutritional awareness and serves as a tranquil activity. This hands-on approach helps with cognitive reconditioning, and the consistent responsibility required of participants aids memory recognition.
Community running clubs provide motivation to get fit and moving while gaining support and help from others to reach personal and fitness goals.