While searching online, I stumbled upon Champion for Kids, a site filled with Simple Service Projects. It is full of so many ideas for giving back to your community that support and promote healthier lifestyles for kids! And all of the projects on the site will literally cost you less than $1 per day!
- More than 16 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States are food insecure — unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.
- The developing immune systems of young children ages 0–5 make them especially vulnerable to nutritional deprivation and as a result, the stability to learn, grow, and fight infections is adversely affected.
- While having enough food is important, the nutritional quality of that food is equally important. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents ages 2–19 are obese, and 1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese.