GREENSBORO, N.C., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Risa Peets, a registered nurse for more than a decade, recently selected V.K. Fields & Co. PR PROS agency to represent her and her new book titled, "It's OK To Be Different," to help educate children and parents about managing childhood diabetes.
Valerie Fields, chief PR PRO at the agency said, "We're very pleased to share in this important and exciting work. It's always refreshing to work on projects that have the ability to positively impact lives – especially youth. The book, 'It's OK To Be Different' by Risa Peets will change lives for the better."
Peets said, "Discussing juvenile diabetes provides a platform for all of us to learn and then educate others about this important topic. V.K. Fields & Co. PR PROS was selected to help share the message that parents and children dealing with diabetes are not alone. Help is available, support is available, and it's OK to be different."
Due to rising obesity rates and decreasing access to healthy and affordable nutrition, diabetes has reached epidemic levels for adults and children throughout the United States. "It's OK To Be Different" is a 65-page book targeted toward adolescents. The main character, Lance, is a diabetic struggling with being different because of the challenges he has at school managing diabetes while still trying to fit in with the other students. The book reinforces messages about healthy eating and healthy living, and also educates youth and parents about effectively communicating their needs and concerns about diabetes.
V.K. Fields & Co. PR PROS is a full-service agency based in Raleigh, NC that specializes in non-profit, community action, corporate supplier diversity, and higher education public relations and media relations services. For more information about the book, visit www.RisaPeets.com. To request Nurse Risa Peets to speak at a school or to confirm an interview, contact V.K. Fields & Co. PR PROS at (919) 829-5951 or online at www.globalprpros.com.
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