UCCU Complex celebrates latest award


By Joel Charron

The United Communities Credit Union (UCCU) Complex has a new award to display under its roof.

Last Thursday, Mayor Wayne Hurst accepted the Eat Smart Award of Excellence from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ontario division, as well as, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit registered dietician, Heather Nadon presented the award to Hurst.

“There are a number of healthy food choices in the facility that shows the town of Amherstburg is committed to the health of the community,” said Nadon.


The UCCU Complex was awarded the Eat Smart Award of Excellence. In photo: (L to R) Rick Daly, Manager of Business Development and Programming, Stacey Modolo UCCU Complex concessions co-ordinator, Mayor Wayne Hurst and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit registered dietician, Heather Nadon

Hurst said the town is pleased and appreciates the work being done at the UCCU complex. Hurst applauded the UCCU Complex staff for doing their best to promote healthy eating choices.

“It’s the work they are doing that keeps us mindful of keeping a healthy diet,” said Hurst.

Hurst was also complimentary of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the work those organizations are doing for the health and well-being of area residents.

Some of the healthy food options being sold at the UCCU Complex concessions stand   include yogurt, pudding and fresh fruit, with the fruit being grown in Essex County.

The UCCU complex’s concessions coordinator Stacey Modolo, who has been in the concession industry for over 20 years said she is surprised how well the children have taken to the healthy options. Modolo said she has been noticing hockey players grabbing fruit before the game and young children opting for yogurt instead of a chocolate bar.

“I never thought fresh fruit would sell,” said Modolo. “It’s fresh, it’s inexpensive and they love it.”

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