2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe The message is clear; LA County needs more parent recruits and the goal of this campaign is to identify 20,000 families for children in foster care, by the year 2020. It’s a lofty goal but Five Acres is up to the task. Since premiering the campaign in 2014, Five Acres has been able to secure more than 1,365 permanent families for children in foster care. The campaign has increased the recruitment of parents by 79% and the overall campaign continues to bring much needed awareness to the crisis that is the LA County foster care system.Five Acres CEO Chanel Boutakidis shares, “After just one year we have been able to help 1,365 children discharge to permanency. The largest numbers were because of our prevention and intervention efforts. Children were able to stay safely with their biological family and did not enter the foster care system to begin with. Although the number of inquiries and those starting the certification process to become a foster parent has doubled, our greatest challenge continues to be the need to recruit many more; both foster and adoptive families. Although our numbers have increased we still need more. Many more! We need to do better if we want permanency for the 20,000 children. We need to continue to rally for change in our communities. If you want to learn more about how you can get involved, please visit our website or call Five Acres today.”The event featured complimentary wine, signature cocktails; lime green, “appletinis” and custom-designed salami and cheese “clip boards,” butternut squash fritters, pear, blue cheese, fig chutney and pistachio crostata with honey drizzle and mushroom vilos, from City Fare Catering.Link to 2015 Permanency Video and Girl 5A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Milplg6rb3oFor interviews with Five Acres CEO, Chanel Boutakidis, please contact [email protected] learn more about Cross Campus Pasadena visit www.crosscampus.us/locations/pasadena.About Five AcresFive Acres is a child and family services agency strengthening families and preventing child abuse through treatment and education in community-based and residential programs. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community-based services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, supporting the nearly 8,400 children and families in five counties, including Los Angeles. www.5acres.org. Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Giving Back Five Acres Launches Permanency Campaign with Event at Cross Campus Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 2, 2015 | 1:13 pm Make a comment Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News
By Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic business firm, specialising in the bakery, foodservice and convenience retail sectorsDid you know that a staggering 31% of bakery product customers would value nutrition information (him! Food-to-go Report). But perhaps it’s not so surprising really, as your consumers continue to demand healthier snacks and food while on the move. In the same him! report we also found out that 21% of customers are purchasing bakery products.With the focus very much on health these days, even the NHS is constantly asking people to consume their 5-a-day fruit or vegetables. But many people find that challenge quite difficult to fulfil, considering their busy schedules especially when they are working late and travelling often. So how can bakery retailers make it easier for their customers to achieve, thereby increasing sales and customer satisfaction? It’s simple: give them what they want by adding the right ingredients to your products and clearly communicating the health benefits.One good way to support customers and their healthier lifestyles would be to offer the ’Easy 3 of your 5-a-day’. Why not consider stocking unsweetened 100% fruit or vegetable juice; dried fruit, such as currants, dates, sultanas and figs; as well as whole fruit like apples, bananas and oranges which are easily consumed on the move.Keep it interesting and change your meal deals regularly. Always offer two different choices. For instance: Meal deal 1 a fresh orange juice, a tomato avocado sandwich, and a pack of dried fruit; Meal deal 2 a salad to go with a wholegrain bagel, a banana/apple/pear and a smoothie. And remember that blended vegetable soups are always a hit with a seeded roll.Help your customers see your offer as the perfect solution to their healthier dietary needs. Design a new pastry with a delicious fresh fruit filling, for example. Or re-engineer your flapjacks and cereal bars with wholegrain goodness and dried fruit; think antioxidants and stuff those traybakes full of cranberries, nuts and honey.Most importantly, clearly communicate your healthier options. If you have a gym nearby, arrange a tasting session with some of the instructors, to create a perfect pre- or post-workout snack.So set your bakery apart and become the number one healthy destination in your area for food-on-the go.