Posted 04/24/2015 | By HealthCorps


Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff

Power Crunch to Support Nutrition, Fitness and Mental Resiliency Program at Santa Ana High School

SANTA ANA, CALIF. (April 22, 2015)HealthCorps®, a 501(c)(3) that addresses the childhood obesity crisis through high school initiatives, will launch a partnership with Power Crunch, an innovative line of great-tasting protein bars, powders and ready-to-drink shakes, at Valley High School in Santa Ana, California on Friday, April 24th from 10:30AM-1PM at the “Aloha To Health” Health Fair. The fair will support HealthCorps’ mission by joining HealthCorps, Active Alliance and Power Crunch with various community partners to teach students and staff about nutrition, fitness and mental resiliency through engaging activities.

HealthCorpsPowerCrunchStudents will learn about the benefit of protein through the Power Crunch Q & A Spin Wheel. They will also sample delicious healthy snacks and compete in a challenge at the “Fun With Fitness” booth to win fitness band products and walnuts. Power Crunch CEO Kevin Lawrence, a former world-class body builder, developed Power Crunch in response to his child’s nutrition medical crisis and has created a brand, Power Crunch, known as the Einstein of Protein. “We are very impressed with the work HealthCorps is doing to help educate our children to live healthier lives to fight childhood obesity and diabetes – a cause that is also very close to our hearts at Power Crunch,” said Lawrence. “We make it our mission to help people live smart with proper nutrition, and that starts with making a strong impression on today’s youth. We look forward to working with HealthCorps and sharing our knowledge to help make this important initiative an even bigger success.”

“Kevin Lawrence is a powerful example of a CEO whose personal life parallels the mission of his company as well as the HealthCorps mission to help young people discover more practical ways to find nutritional health in an unhealthy world,” said HealthCorps President, Michelle Bouchard. ““He is the rare CEO who is willing to commit his time with students and educators, sharing inspiring lessons of health and well-being he has learned over the course of his years.”

The California Walnut Board, the Lakers Youth Foundation and various community partners, also support the HealthCorps Health Fair. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in hands-on activities such as HealthCorps’ Think Before You Drink lesson, where participants will guess which beverage is highest in sugar content and measure sugar in each drink to determine which is the healthiest choice. The event will also be an opportunity for students and staff to remember that ‘Life is Sweet’, an interactive mural project featuring a giant banana sundae painted by the students. Health Fair participants will write down one positive note about their lives as an added ‘sprinkle’ on the sundae. Additionally, the venue will provide an experience to learn about blood pressure, oral and dental hygiene and natural DIY skin and hair care products in a fun and exciting way.

About Power Crunch

Power Crunch, the Einstein of Protein, is an innovative line of great-tasting protein bars, powders and ready-to-drink shakes that fuel one’s everyday pursuits and eliminates the guesswork in healthy eating. Power Crunch uses easy-to-digest “smart” hydrolyzed whey protein that absorbs immediately to deliver instant food for the mind and body while maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Its product offerings include Original bars (up to 14 grams of protein), Choklat bars (up to 10 grams of protein), Blast shakes (20 grams of protein), Proto Whey protein powders (20 grams of protein) and the new gluten-free Crisp bars (up to 14 grams of protein). Available on shelves at top U.S. retailers such as Trader Joe’s, WalMart, Vitamin Shoppe, Safeway, Publix and Kroger, Power Crunch Original is one of the nation’s top-selling protein bars. For additional information, visit

About HealthCorps

HealthCorps® is a 501(c)(3) co-founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa, to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps Coordinators carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer-mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps® Coordinators help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. In the fall of 2012, HealthCorps introduced HealthCorps University, a professional development program that makes the HealthCorps curriculum available to virtually any school or organization. The organization boasts 55 in-school programs and 50 educator training programs in 17 states and Washington, D.C. You can follow HealthCorps on Twitter and on Facebook.


FRIDAY, APRIL 24th 10:30AM-1PM


Valley High School
1801 S. Greenville St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704



PRESS: Media is encouraged to attend, as this will be a great visual opportunity. You may also contact us for interview opportunities before or after the event. For more information please contact Lisa Troshinsky-Vernekoff at 917-208-8391 /215-694-9926 or

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