Sunday, January 22, 2012

Abbott Champions for Kids Campaign #AbbottCFK and #CBias

I am excited to share with you about Abbott Champions for Kids mission to help children in communities across the country. As a participant in this Abbott Nutrition Snack Packs simple service mission, I will be creating Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack at Walmart and then donating them to children who could use some extra nourishment. You can read more about this simple service project at CFK Simple Services Projects pages or by reviewing this Abbott project card. This is one of many Champions for Kids programs that are held throughout the year.

    "Did You Know? • 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. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that more than three million children under the age of five are food insecure. • The developing immune systems of young children ages 0 – 5 make them especially vulnerable to nutritional deprivation and as a result, the ability 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. (Sources: Feeding America; Center For Disease Control)"

As I have mentioned previously, my daughter attends a daycare/preschool where a number of the families qualify for the school child care assistance. As such, I know that they are meeting certain income requirements and likely eating well at home is a struggle for these family. I have decided to help those family by creating the Abbott Nutrition Snack Packs and have the center distribute them to those families. I will be including products from Abbott Nutrition, like Pediasure®, Pediasure SideKicks®, and ZonePerfect® bars.

Would you join in and create a Snack Pack for a child/family in need in your area using the great Abbott products? Details can be found here: http://championsforkids.org/simple/ . You can also find Champions for Kids on Facebook and share about your experience.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family. Information about the Abbott Champion for Kids Campaign was provided through Collective Bias.

8 comments:

mglawler said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see what you put together!

Brandi said...

This is a great way to help others! I also made a snack pack for my daughter's daycare, and her teachers were very grateful!

Emmi said...

Great job! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

April Decheine said...

Great job, awesome campaign!! Look forward to reading more

Christy @ Insanity Is Not An Option said...

That's great! Love this campaign and giving back within our own communities!

Glenda said...

What a great idea! I'm anxious to see the packs you put together! Thanks for sharing about Champions for Kids!

ZonePerfect said...

Thanks for the support! Don't forget to stop by and check us out on Facebook at http://facebook.com/zoneperfect ~Brittany @ZonePerfect

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Great job! This is going to be such a personal project for you since you know the families who will be receiving the snack pack. I can't wait to see what you put together!