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Healthy Planet Local Heroes Award

Feb 28, 2014 01:50PM

Bastyr University California was recently honored by the state of California with the Healthy Planet Local Hero Award, given to local leaders and influencers who have made an impact in creating healthy communities and a healthy planet.

Hosted by local youth empowerment non-profit KidsEcoClub, the award recognizes those who have taken steps to improve children’s quality of life through good nutrition, hands-on learning on horticultural and agricultural activities, with the goal of fostering lifelong healthy living habits that benefit people, the community and our planet.

“This award means a lot to us for myriad reasons,” says Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “Not only is healthy living a vision and goal we strive for as both a University and clinic, but helping the next generation get a head start on that is vital. Being recognized by the state of California is a tremendous honor for which we are truly grateful.”

Bastyr University is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California opened in San Diego, in fall 2012, becoming California’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.

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