Healthy School Project
In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
There is overwhelming data that establishes that children who receive proper nutrition, in particular plant-based foods perform better in school. The problem is that many inner city schools where drop-out rates and incarceration rates are high often lack access to the healthiest foods, especially unrefined/unprocessed plant-based foods. Conequently, it is the mission of Heathly Lawyers to take the best tasting health foods to the schools where there are no "health food stores" to provide the children with healthy cost-effective options food and drink options. Law firms and corporate legal departments are asked to join the effort by sponsoring the placement of a Healthy Lawyer vending machine in a targeted school in their county. Healthy Lawyers will service the machines.
Each donated Healthy Lawyers machine will contain a designation that the machine was sponsored by the firm or organization. Healthy Lawyers only requests that donors participate in the Healthy School Project lunch time food fest where we will provide students with free samples of the products placed in the machines to spark their interest in the foods. During the taster, students will learn about the health benefits of the products during a 20 minute presentation.
Law firms and participating legal professionals will receive credits toward the Healthy Law Firm and Advocate of the Year honors. All sponsors will be listed as supporters of the entire project in all marketing materials to the schools. Contact info@HealthyLawyers.org to learn how you can participate. Below are some facts regarding healthy food and academic performance.
Journal of American Public Health Association: Hollar, et al concluded that children who participated in an obesity prevention program that included healthy food “had significantly higher math scores”.
The American Dietetic Association: Rampersaud, et al. state, “Evidence suggests that breakfast consumption may improve cognitive function related to memory, test grades, and school attendance.”
Journal of School Health: Florence, et al. found “an association between diet quality and academic performance.”
- Reuters: Healthy Diet Means Better School Performance
Contact: jo@HealthyLawyers.org - or call (602) 326-8663 to learn how you can become a donor.