"At five years old, I was underweight due to being a very active kid. With kids and adults commenting about my scrawny legs and arms, I felt like I should eat anything and everything that could make me gain weight. I ate the wrong foods not knowing that there was a healthy way to be a healthy weight. That is why HealthStart is important to me and why I give. It’s important to educate children from the start while also involving parents and the community."
- DeeDee De La Cruz, VP HealthStart Board of Directors