Archive for the ‘Partnerships’ Category

Save on School Supplies and Support the Truth Fund!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Over the past couple weeks, schools across the country have been letting out. For plenty of kids and their families, that means putting studies aside for the summer, and getting out into the sun for some activity!

Before you and your kids hit the field, check out this opportunity to stock up on the gear you need and support Paul Pierce’s Truth Fund!

For the next two weeks, Paul’s partnered with Afterschool.com, a premier online shopping destination for kids’ activity and sports gear and apparel. Whether it’s athletics items like sneakers or tools that unlock creativity, Afterschool.com has you covered.

And if you use the offer code TRUTH when you check out, you’ll get 10% off your first purchase. But that’s not all! Using the offer code TRUTH will also ensure that 10% of your purchase will go toward supporting Paul Pierce’s Truth Fund!

Fuse EnerJel™, a Part of Paul’s Workouts, Now a Partner In Advocating For Healthier Habits

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Today, our founder Paul Pierce announced a partnership with Fuse Science, a company that creates natural products that help athletes’ bodies recover more quickly from playing and working out.

Paul cites Fuse’s EnerJel™ and its natural ingredients as “a must for me in my daily training regimen,” and found the company’s commitment to wellness important, which is why he partnered with them to help him on his mission to promote healthier eating, activity and lifestyle habits among kids.

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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – 13 Healthy Food Swaps For 2013!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – 13 Healthy Food Swaps For 2013!

Switch Up Your Snacking and Everyday Meals For a Healthy New Year

Making the move towards better nutrition doesn’t have to feel like deprivation or punishment. Focus on the foods to eat more of and gradually replace the nutritional no-no’s with nutrient-rich, delicious alternatives. Below are 13 of my favorite swaps that I have incorporated into my eating plan over the years:

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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Summer Food Safety

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Summer Food Safety

When the temperatures heat up, bad food bugs can multiply quickly

Even the most nutritious fresh foods can spell disaster if they are contaminated with dangerous bacteria. With intensely hot temperatures steaming up much of the U.S. this summer, it is more important than ever that families pay attention to safe food handling practices. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases every year.

Start in Your Kitchen
Did you know that the majority of foodborne illnesses (commonly known as food poisoning) begin in the home kitchen? The principles below will guide you in keeping your food free from harmful germs.

Clean
1. Wash hands often with warm, soapy water and keep your kitchen surfaces, utensils and appliances clean. (more…)

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Happy Birthday to MyPlate!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Happy Birthday to MyPlate!

Choosemyplate.gov offers Americans a blueprint for healthy eating

One year ago, Americans were introduced to MyPlate, a food guide which includes the five food groups depicted in the optimal proportions. The MyPlate graphic makes it perfectly clear that half of our plate should be fruits and vegetables, with protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy rounding out the picture.

Many wondered whether the symbol was too simplistic and questioned how a picture of a place setting could promote positive changes in our lopsided (and mostly unhealthy) eating habits. After one year of working my MyPlate, I’m optimistic that this tool can indeed guide Americans toward healthier habits. While the MyPlate graphic is simple in design, the accompanying website has all the tools needed to learn, plan, choose and analyze your family’s eating and exercise habits. If you haven’t checked out the MyPlate website, it’s time to point your browser to www.choosemyplate.gov.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started in the process of guiding your family’s plates towards the MyPlate model:

Determine your Daily Food Plan
The first step is to create a personal food plan based on your estimated caloric need. Go to the Choose MyPlate “Daily Food Plan” and enter your information. (more…)