Arian promotes healthy lifestyle at Whole Kids Benefit
After weighing as much as 250 pounds in college, Texans running back, Arian Foster said he came out to Whole Foods to spread an important message regarding a healthy lifestyle and help audience and fans gain familiarity with the Whole Kids Foundation.
Despite the humidity, locals made it out to Whole Foods Champions located at 10133 Louetta Road to watch Texans Running Back Arian Foster and Chia seed snack makers, Health Warrior, team up for a free event on the patio benefiting Whole Kids Foundation on September 9.
From offering grants, adding school gardens and salad bars, to offering cooking classes for teachers and students, Whole Kids Foundation, was created to promote healthy eating habits in children and parents.
I’m really passionate about a healthy lifestyle,” Foster said. “Especially for kids. They should start developing healthy eating habits from a young age.
Foster then shared his own personal weight issues and tips on how to change the toxic cycle. In conjunction with the event, Health Warrior donated one hundred percent of the sales of Health Warrior Chia Bars to Whole Kids Foundation.
Recipe for Success Foundation, an organization aimed at combatting childhood obesity, also took part in the event. The organization received a grant from Whole Kids Foundation in support of the Seed-to-Plate-Nutrition education program which provides gardening education during or after school for children to gain a better understanding about the entire cycle of food along with taste and flavor combinations, techniques, and nutrition awareness.
Jenna White, communications and media coordinator at Recipe for Success Foundation said the Garden Grant received will support the program at KIPP Shine Prep charter school.
“We teach kids how to plant, tend the garden, and watch things grow,” White said. “We then go to the culinary classrooms and teach kids how to cook the food. Since they’ve been there through the whole process they are excited to see try all kinds of vegetables that they weren’t used to eating before. It’s just a neat way to expose these children to food they wouldn’t normally try.”
White said the organization has seen growth and success and continues to make an impact.
“We have 36 programs across 29 sites throughout Houston and have served about 26,000 students at this point. Personally the more I learned about how cook things, the better I ate because I was more aware.”
White said Recipe for Success Foundation was not only excited to receive the grant from Whole Kids Foundation to support the showcase program at KIPP Shine Prep, but also that Arian Foster generously matched the donation for a total of 4,000 dollars.
The talk on the patio was followed by a healthy smoothie demonstration by Foster and photos with guests indoors at the photo booth.
Original post: here.