Kashi Company to Visit West Side High School and Meet with HealthCorps Students on Food Day

Posted 10/24/2012 | By HealthCorps


For Immediate Release
October 24, 2012

Contact: Rachel Tennenbaum, Communications Manager
Rachel.Tennenbaum@HealthCorps.org
212.742.2875                                                                                           

Kashi Company to Visit West Side High School and Meet with HealthCorps Students on Food Day

Lara Gish, Brand Manager for Kashi Foods, will be visiting West Side High School on October 24th, 2012, which is also Food Day.

West Side High School students and HealthCorps coordinator Sarah Frank were featured on the back of Kashi Island Vanilla Cereal Boxes throughout the summer and fall as part of the Kashi REAL Project.

Kashi representative Lara Gish will be visiting the high school for the first time to personally meet the students and coordinator who were featured on the boxes, as well as to see first-hand what HealthCorps does at WSHS.

We hope you will come and see the difference HealthCorps is making in the community.

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About HealthCorps

HealthCorps®, a 501 (C) 3 co-founded by Dr. Oz, the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show,” and his wife Lisa, is building a movement to fight childhood obesity by getting to the underbelly of the crisis and helping Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why.

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 give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers.

HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory — exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “Whole Child” and activate the students’ mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time.

The program network spans 66 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information, please visit at www.healthcorps.org and follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

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About the Kashi REAL Project

At Kashi, REAL stands for Renew Eating And Living. Kashi started The Kashi REAL Project to raise awareness of the Real Food Deficit and promote the organizations working to keep real food in the minds and hands of communities throughout the country (of which HealthCorps is one). Kashi believes healthy foods can change people’s lives. That’s why the Kashi REAL Project is on a mission to help more people enjoy wholesome, real food. By supporting organizations around the country that are helping to provide access to healthy foods or educating kids and families about healthy eating, Kashi hopes to make a big impact on the REAL Food Deficit and help change lives.

The Real Food Deficit is the gap between our vision of healthy communities and reality. It’s a complex problem including everything from moms struggling to prepare healthier meals for their families to underserved neighborhoods that don’t have access to fresh produce to children and teens growing up without positive influences and nutrition education. Helping more people enjoy real food is the mission that inspired Kashi 25 years ago, and why Kashi’s passionate about making an impact today. To learn more, visit http://www.kashi.com/realproject/about_project.

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About Food Day

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by CSPI, is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. Visit www.foodday.org for more information.

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