Hamilton Health Foundation
We’re taking a break from our usual health blog to let you know a fun thing that we’ve been lucky enough to be involved with!
If you haven’t heard of Hamilton’s Heart Foundation, we encourage you to look it up. They’re doing great things in the community and they have some great events coming up that will be a fantastic way to give back to the community while having a fun night out!
Lynell Hamilton started this foundation to get kids off the street, give back to the community,, and to get the youth in San Diego active and involved in sports all over the city. They have started football leagues for different ages in the communities to get families and kids participating in sports, and for the kids to have positive role models in their lives. Lynell has his friends in the NFL come and play with the kids, teach them how to act on and off the field, and reinforce how important school is.
This foundation has started a program that goes around to all the different schools in San Diego, and does a little lesson about overall health, and then does a mini sports camp for the kids, doing drills that the NFL does, and having players come and do the drills with the kids. The Chargers used to do something similar when they were in town, but with their move, it left a huge hole in the San Diego school system that the Hamilton Heart Foundation stepped up and filled.
The Meal Prep Company was fortunate enough to be apart of the educational side of things. We brought our knowledge of nutrition, simplified it, and taught the kids the basics of what you should eat, and how your body uses the food.
We often think that the school system teaches everything the kids need to know; unfortunately, that’s not the case, especially regarding health. When I (Kimmy) worked for the San Diego school system, I heard teachers saying that one soda a day is ok for kids, and my mouth dropped. I would hear things like this all the time, because teacher’s just aren’t given the information and tools to know otherwise. Thankfully, Lynell has stepped up and the Hamilton Heart Foundation is changing the lives of our kids and helping our teachers get the material they need to successfully teach our young ones what they need to have a healthy, happy, active childhood. We are blessed to be able to partner with them and support them anyway we can.
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