SlimGenics Foundation Grants Support Active and Healthy Play
A recent grant from the SlimGenics Foundation to a Denver-area non-profit helped launch a pilot program aimed at getting kids outside and doing what they do best: playing.
The grant made to 2040 Partners for Healthy supported the trial run of a physical fitness and nutrition program for children of low-income families called "Active in the Park." Children who came to the program had a blast playing active games. At the same time, they also learned about healthy foods and snacks.
"Active in the Park" kicked off in an urban neighborhood in Denver that was located right beside a large public park. The program was accessible, fun and made a difference right where children live.
"We are very excited to be partnering with 2040 Partners for Health," said Dalyn Wertz, SlimGenics Marketing Director. "Our organizations have a lot in common and we are excited to be working together on our mutual goal of preventing childhood obesity."
A portion of all SlimGenics sales is donated directly to the Foundation. The SlimGenics Foundation offers funding in three crucial areas: nutritional education, preventing childhood obesity and preventing childhood malnutrition.
The Foundation provides grants in the communities SlimGenics serves in Colorado and Minnesota.