ENERGY Project and Product Kick Off
It's All About the Kids® Foundation partners with PrepEaze to feed San Diego kids
Since IAATK's mission is to feed San Diego's kids, they also believe that exercise plays an important component to good health. Since 2016, in partnership with Out of the Ordinary Group & Team Adventures, IAATK has provided new bicycles to the KCicletas Bike Club at the King Chavez Schools. Students learn bikes laws, the rules of the road, how to repair their bikes, go on neighborhood bike rides, and then at the graduation, they get to keep the bikes. Because of COVID-19 and the students not attending school, the club was not active. When KCicletas restarted this Spring, Director Francisco Contreras and IAATK's Angela Brannon-Baptiste spoke about the current needs of the bikes club. He shared that the students were getting very tired after riding around the outdoor parking lot for a very short period. They had not been exercising and needed energy. Angela then created the ENERGY Project that includes a fun nutrition education program with nutritious food and reached out to Kenny Casciato at PrepEaze to create a snack. They agreed upon a protein-rich energy bar for the students.
The IAATK ENERGY Bar by PrepEaze is a hit with the kids. Full of protein, vitamins and nutrients from sunflower seeds, dates, craisins and more. Instead of sugar, honey was added. Chef Marshall Emerson, a San Diego local and Mexican-American Army Veteran, custom made the bar to be good for the kids and totally delicious. The nutrition education classes also reinforce that healthy food can also taste great which will nudge the students into making more healthy choices. "When I eat one, it gives me super-powers"
To support this amazing program, please go to www.itsallaboutthekids.org/
PrepEaze was created to provide healthy and affordable meals to those who are short on time without sacrificing flavor, quality, or variety. PrepEaze Meal Prep cuts out the prepping, cooking and cleanup, allowing our members to spend their time and dollars on the things that bring them joy. Chef-cooked meals, rotating menus, delivered weekly. Just heat, eat and enjoy! www.PrepEaze.com (619) 972-0198
It's All About the Kids® Foundation is an award winning 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, that bridges the weekend food insecurity gap for children in impoverished neighborhoods. Through drive-thru pop-up distributions, delivery and at mini-pantries, immigrant, homeless and working families receive fresh produce, bread, non-perishable food, diapers, and period supply products. We feed the kids. To date, we have provided over 3.3 million nutritious meals to kids and their families in San Diego. www.ItsAllAboutTheKids.org
Out of the Ordinary Group & Team Adventures was launched in 1996 and specializes in FUN Team building programs. From creative Urban Challenge Scavenger Hunts, Cooking Challenges, Survivor Team Challenge and Charity Bike Builds... the list is endless! Our specialty is unique, adventure-based Team Building activities. Whether a general team-bonding experience, a meeting energizer, or an activity designed to work on specific issues – we create the program to meet your goals, time frame and budget. www.GroupAdventures.com