Recently I have had the joy of getting to know a diverse group of healthy-minded women who make up a growing team that goes by the name of Team Snacks ‘n Shakes. They are part of a direct marketing company called Snack Healthy, whose products are gluten free, soy free, non GMO, and are compatible for those who are both vegan or who eat kosher as a part of their lifestyle.
Before I tell you about the products and the upcoming Snack Healthy event to be held at the Senior Center on the 27th of October, I would like to tell you more about the crew.
Pam Blackburn is the team leader, and comes from a background of corporate involvement and management in the telecommunications industry. She was the owner of a cellular phone franchise store, and found she needed to look for a new line of work when the economy went sideways. She is passionate about health, loves to go walking and running, and daily faces the challenges of caring for loved ones who have severe health problems. Pam’s “other job” is caring for her mom, (who has Alzheimer’s,) and other family members are dealing with such diseases as cystic fibrosis, diabetes and cancer. She is understandably highly motivated both to be healthy and to build a healthy business.
Suzanne Rainey is the Vice President of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Northern Alabama, and, her part of the “why” for being on this team is the pain of the loss of several family members to cancer; the most recent being her sister, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2010. In addition, her father died of a heart attack at the age of 48. Her “message,” when it comes to cancer, is that “prevention is the cure.” Snack Healthy is whole food, the consumption of which is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against cancer, and Suzanne wants to get those tools into the hands of everyone. “What sold me on Snack Healthy products is that they are whole, and the sweetener is stevia,” she added.
Cynthia Cross is a fitness trainer/instructor, and successful in her trade by any definition. She has more than 200 clients enrolled in her Fitness Camp, and the name of her business is Life Changing Fitness. She is passionate about fitness, and this includes eating healthy. She states, “Snack Healthy provides on-the-go parents and kids the opportunity to snack healthfully, and the products are portion controlled.” Cynthia is slated to be one of the speakers at the October 27th breakfast event.
Tammy Waddell is a Lt. in the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department, and has worked there since 1998. Her reason for becoming involved with Snack Healthy centers around the desire to change her own lifestyle and improve her health. She is eating healthy, working out with Cynthia Cross, has lost weight, and is having an impact on the health of our law enforcement personnel in the Sheriff’s Department by encouraging her colleagues, including Sheriff Blakely, to incorporate Snack Healthy snacks and shakes into their daily eating plan.
These gals have pooled their resources to put on an event called “Get Healthy With Snack Healthy,” and it will be held on Saturday, October 27th at the Athens Limestone Senior Center at 8 am. The Senior Center is located at 912 Pryor Street. The purpose of the event is three fold: to educate our community on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, make samples and information on Snack Healthy available for those who are interested in the product, and introduce those who may be interested in a home based direct marketing business to the Snack Healthy team.
Other speakers for Get Healthy With Snack Healthy get together will be Kathy West, Co-Owner of Snack Healthy, and Jim Kenney, the company’s top earner.
Snack Healthy’s products are delicious, as I will freely attest. They have an energy drink called Zing that gives a burst of energy, “but without the jitters.” Zing has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Crispy Fruit comes in a pack, with your choice of dried fuji apples, pineapple or bananas. Real Fruit is dehydrated as well, but a bit softer. The fruit choices for Real Fruit are similar as those of Crispy Fruit, but with the addition of mango and apricot. There are also fruit bars, pretzels, popcorn and shakes, all whole food, tasty and nutritious. There will be samples of Snack Healthy products at the event.
Team Snacks ‘n Shakes is also serving a healthy and complimentary breakfast for those who register for the event by October 25th. To register, call Tammy at 256-434-0663, or email Pam at email@example.com.
Be sure to mark your calendar for Get Healthy With Snack Healthy, and come to an event that will be sure to build your health and your community.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner