Champions For Kids
I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry.
-- Drew Barrymore
With it being the beginning of 2012 I am so lucky to have been a part of the Champions for Kids Simple Service Project Last month’s Stuffing a Stocking for Disney's Champions for Kids was so awesome to be a part of. My daughter Aerial worked with me and was so moved by the whole call to action. We live in such a rich country and sometimes can be so unaware of things happening in our community because we simply are not involved. My kids are all older so I am not to much involved in a lot of community things as I was before. I have made it a point to be more involved.
When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it.
-- Beau Bridges
Did You Know?
• More than 16 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States are food
insecure—unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food
necessary for a healthy life. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that more than three
million children under the age of five are food insecure.
• The developing immune systems of young children ages 0 – 5 make them especially
vulnerable to nutritional deprivation and as a result, the ability to learn, grow, and
fight infections is adversely affected.
• While having enough food is important, the nutritional quality of that food is equally
important. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents ages
2 – 19 are obese, and 1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese.
(Sources: Feeding America; Center For Disease Control)
Staggering. How can we help? Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and ask them to bring nutritious foods like Pediasure®, Pediasure SideKicks®, and ZonePerfect® bars to help children in need around your community, to your schools and or local food banks.
Never been to a Food Bank? Give them a call let them no what your involved in, they will welcome you!!!! I have been to a food bank when my kids were little for myself and my children. I did daycare for years and was involved in a community nutrition program to make sure the kids I was watching during the day were given the most nutritious foods possible.
I am heading to Walmart to create a Snack Pack which I plan to donate to a local food shelf here in the northern counties of Minneapolis, MN. This will include Pedialyte® brand, ZonePerfect®
All-Natural, Balanced Nutrition Bars, PediaSure Sidekicks®
Will you get involved with a SIMPLE service project, just go to http://championsforkids.org/simple/ for more information. You can join us for the Abbott Champions for Kids Twitter party on January 19th at 9:00 pm EST, look for the hashtag #AbbottCFK.
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