HSC & Board Member Rob Rogers Featured in Chicago Tribune

January 02, 2008

by Tara Kennon, HSC Writer & Publications Coordinator

Rob Rogers, HSC board member and vice president of School Health Corp., is featured in a recent Chicago Tribune article for his work with HSC to promote wellness in schools. The story focuses on ways that entrepreneurs are getting involved in the work of improving student nutrition and fitness:

“It drives me crazy when I see chicken fingers and french fries on the lunch menu,” said Robert Rogers, executive vice president of the 100-employee firm.

That’s why Rogers is cutting back on his corporate duties next year to spend more time working pro bono for the Healthy Schools Campaign, a Chicago-based not-for-profit. As a board member, he spends about one day a month working with the group.

In addition, School Health has contributed $35,000 over the past two years to the group, and Robert was part of a team that ran in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of the organization, together raising about $30,000.

The company’s latest project is sponsoring “The Quick & Easy Guide to School Wellness,” available online at HealthySchoolsCampaign.org, offering tips on fitness and nutrition.

School Health’s mission is closely aligned with that of the not-for-profit, said company President Susan Rogers.

“It makes you feel good to do something for a non-profit when you’re on the same page and have the same mission,” she said. “We believe a healthy child learns better.”

We’re thrilled to see Rob and Susan’s leadership and dedication to school wellness recognized in the Tribune, and hope that more entrepreneurs will join in the effort to promote nutrition and fitness at school.

Plus: You can access The Quick & Easy Guide to School Wellness – sponsored by School Health Corp. – free of charge online at www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/wellness.