In America, 3 out of 10 kids are overweight or obese, childhood obesity is growing at an alarming rate. Educating kids about the important of healthy diets and lifestyles while they are young is so important
ating fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining a healthy weight, but convincing kids to eat them can sometimes feel like a monumental task.
Involving children in shopping, cooking and gardening are important steps in getting kids interested in fruits and vegetables and getting them one step closer to eating them. Additionally, the lack of access to healthful foods may reduce the options for children to make healthy food choices. The absence of supermarkets and a reliance on convenience stores means fewer fresh fruits and vegetables and increased risk of health issues.
To combat this growing health problem, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has entered into a three-year partnership with Amway to educate Club members about the importance of including fruits and vegetables as part of healthy lifestyles. Through the creation of community gardens, the partnership will:
Educate Club members on the importance and value of consuming fruit and vegetables; Combat hunger and lack of access to fruits/vegetables by providing Club members and their families’ fruits/vegetables that are harvested from community gardens; and Build a foundation for a long-term and ongoing improvement in nutrition for America’s young people.
Based in Ada, Mich., Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities, as well as product development, manufacturing and logistics services in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide. The company reported annual sales of $8.4 billion for the year ending December 31, 2009. The Amway One by One Campaign for Children program builds local relationships that result in global impact. Through One by One programs, Amway, its employees, and distributors support hundreds of nonprofit organizations in more than 50 countries working to address the full spectrum of children's needs. Our employees and Independent Business Owners have spent over 1 million hours volunteering to make life better for children around the world.
Our grants are generally awarded to programs and organizations that have a direct and lasting impact on children at risk. We favor programs that offer children the resources to LIVE (basic needs), LEARN (education), ACHIEVE (building potential)—and of course—PLAY (have fun).
Applications are accepted from January 1–November 1 each year. We will respond with a review status within 60 days. http://www.amway.com/en/ResourceCenterDocuments/Visitor/ops-amw-faq-v-en--GrantsFAQs.pdf
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