Boys and Girls Clubs and Amway teach youth healthier ways of living with POSITIVE SPROUTS program!

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In the consumer world of today, living sustainably is becoming more and more important.  Right in line with the importance of sustainable living is the importance of healthy living and healthy eating.

Over the past couple years my family and I have become increasingly aware of the importance of these three things, and, in turn, are trying to live healthier and more sustainably each day.  We emphasize the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in our diets, limit processed foods, and make sure that we all get outside for fresh air and exercise every day.

Our little family will make a difference (albeit a small one) in the world by trying to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.  For there to be major change in the world, however, education is key.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Amway have teamed up to do just that.  Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Amway are working together to help educate Club members about the importance of healthy diets and lifestyles.  They have created 3 different initiatives to educate youth about sustainablilty and healthy eating habits.

POSITIVE SPROUTS® Sustainability Grants –Amway is providing $30,000 in Sustainability Grants to ten deserving Boys & Girls Clubs who previously received community gardens from Amway. The funds are designed to assist Clubs with the maintenance of their garden as well as improve nutrition for Club members. For more information on the POSITIVE SPROUTS program, click here: http://www.myclubmylife.com/positivesprouts/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Garden In A Box Kits – Amway is donating 150 Garden In A Box kits to Boys & Girls Clubs who demonstrated an interest and need for establishing a community gardening program at their Club. The kit includes a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds and supplies Clubs need to get started.

POSITIVE SPROUTS® Curriculum – Amway is enabling the delivery of a healthy food curriculum to 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide ensuring that all Clubs have access to educational materials promoting healthy eating habits.

If you have a local Boys and Girls Club, this is an awesome opportunity to get your kids active and excited about living a healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Amway partnership, or to find out how you too can join the cause click here.

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Amway. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

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Comments

  1. This is so very cool. Our church has a huge community garden. This type of thing is an awesome outreach tool.
  2. The garden in a box looks like a great idea. Glad to learn about Amway's community outreach.
  3. I've never really looked into Amway before, I will have to check it out!
  4. What a great program. I was unaware - thanks for sharing!
  5. This is such a wonderful program! I'm so glad to hear that they are doing this. It will have a big impact on the kids.
  6. Great information. I've never been involved with anything like this because we never live anywhere long enough, but I think my new friend will be excited to hear about it.
  7. Cool! thanks for sharing.
  8. Very cool what they are doing. I've always heard such great things about the Boys & Girls Clubs.
  9. It is so cool that B&G club is helping to educate their members about healthy living. I like the garden kits they are doing, such a great way to teach them about growing their own food :)
  10. What a wonderful program, I loved learning more!
  11. great cause.. i love reading good posts like this
  12. What a wonderful program!
  13. This is such a nice away for a company like Amway to give back. I love the Garden in a Box.
  14. I love campaigns that teach children about farming/gardening. It's so important to learn where our food comes from!
  15. Joanna Garcia says:
    what a great program!! thanks i have always wanted to put my kids in this type of stuff!