Healthy Shopping Matters: Kids Matter

Healthy Shopping Matters: Kids Matter in MD

Healthy Shopping Matters: Kids Matter's fundraiser for Share Our Strength, Inc.

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Do Good Challenge 2013

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In Baltimore, about 41,000 kids live in poverty. Teaching families about affordable, healthy shopping gets kids the nutrition they need.

Did you watch the video above? Here’s more information.

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http://www.facebook.com/HealthyShoppingMatters

The Problem: Maryland's Children Lack Proper Nutrition

In Maryland, 1 in 5 households with children struggle to put food on the table. In Baltimore City, nearly 30% of children live in poverty.

Without proper nutrition, kids aren't going to do as well in school.

Teaching parents and caregivers to stretch their food dollar and provide the best nourishment possible is a critical part of ending childhood hunger and malnutrition in America.

Poor families recognize the importance of eating healthy: 85% say that a healthy dinner is important. 1 in 4 families report skipping healthy purchases due to price, but 2 in 3 families are interested in learning how to better budget.

A Solution: Shopping Matters - Teaching Families About Affordable, Healthy Grocery Shopping

During healthy Shopping Matters grocery shopping tours, parents practice key food shopping skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget and reading food labels. On one tour, each adult participant received a recyclable shopping bag, a booklet of nutritional information, a calculator and--at the end--a $10 gift card to practice buying healthy food.

Tours are facilitated by volunteers from a range of professional backgrounds, from dietitians, nutrition educators, and culinary professionals, to staff of community agencies serving families in need.

Do Good: Donate, Like Us On Facebook, Volunteer

For the Do Good Challenge at the Maryland School of Public Policy, my team is raising money for the Baltimore healthy Shopping Matters program and recruiting volunteers for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Donations go to $10 gift cards for participating families to help defray the cost of practicing to buy healthy food.

Donate. Donate on Razoo today and help children in Maryland get the nutrition they need.

Like Us. http://www.facebook.com/HealthyShoppingMatters

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/DoGoodChallenge1

We hope to provide updates. Stay tuned!

No matter where you are, you can volunteer for No Kid Hungry or other anti-hunger initiatives. We welcome any questions.

Make a Bigger Impact: Win $5,000 for Shopping Matters

Share this cause. The Do Good Challenge ends March 24th, 2013. Ask your friends and family to help us win the Do Good Challenge!

Share our Razoo page directly, or share on Facebook, Twitter, or the social media platform of your choice.

If we raise the most money, recruit the most volunteers, and get the most Likes on Facebook, then we could win the Do Good Challenge grand prize of $5,000. This will help 500 more families participate in Shopping Matters.

Winning the Do Good Challenge could also lead to national media attention to help kids all across America get the nutrition they need to succeed.

But we can't do it without your help. Join us today in Doing Good.

For our informational appendix and more information, contact us on Facebook. Or contact No Kid Hungry - Shopping Matters.


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Organization Information

Share Our Strength, Inc.
1730 M STREET NW
Ste 700 WASHINGTON, DC 20036

Phone
(202) 649-4334

Web
http://www.nokidhungry.org

Email
jbomberg@strength.org

Mission
Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need.

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