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NFL Star Chris Canty Helps Food Bank Kick Off Change One Thing

By Niree, Tatyana and Felicity

This week, EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating), a Food Bank For New York City nutrition education program that inspires teens to make healthy food choices, partnered with the Chris Canty Foundation to kick off Food Bank’s Change One Thing campaign with a fun event at the Chris Canty Camp of Champions.

Food Bank For New York City Kicks Off EATWISE And Change One Thing Summer Nutrition Awareness Programs For Teens At Chris Canty Camp Of Champions

Chris and other NFL players led children through football drills to help them learn about physical fitness and the EATWISE team spoke to them about staying hydrated. Did you know that your body is 60% water? Drinking plenty of water when playing a sport or being active on a daily basis is important because it prevents you from becoming dehydrated.

 

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29:  Food Bank For New York City kicks off EATWISE, it's summer nutrition awareness program for teens with NFL superstar and Food Bank ambassador Chris Canty at his Camp Of Champions attended by EATWISE teen ambassadors at George Washington High School Field on June 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Food Bank Of New York City)

To help keep the kids hydrated during the event, the EATWISE team handed out water bottles. With the help of Chef Max Hardy, we also provided a very nutritious meal for all the camp participants.

It was exciting to see how many young children are interested in sports, especially football. Everyone had a great time. All the EATWISE ambassadors are super excited to work with EATWISE this summer and help kids #ChangeOneThing to be healthier—like staying hydrated!

 

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29:  Food Bank For New York City kicks off EATWISE, it's summer nutrition awareness program for teens with NFL superstar and Food Bank ambassador Chris Canty at his Camp Of Champions attended by EATWISE teen ambassadors at George Washington High School Field on June 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Food Bank Of New York City)

Niree, Tatyana and Felicity are Ambassadors for EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating), a Food Bank for New York City nutrition education program.

 

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#ChangeOneThing Popcorn Trail Mix

 

By Cat and Abby

The #ChangeOneThing popcorn trail mix is a flavorful treat that combines healthy ingredients to form a delicious snack. Because of its protein packed nuts and organic dried fruits, this trail mix is a great source of nutrients that your body needs. Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s family friendly and you can make it in minutes. With the popcorn in the mix, this healthy recipe is also appealing to kids, helping them to eat healthy whole grains without realizing it. If you have allergies or don’t like something in this mix, you can easily substitute all ingredients.  This recipe is a delicious and nutritious easy snack for any time of day.

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Ingredients (serves 4-6):

  • 1 large bag pre-popped popcorn (4.4oz)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2/3 cup raw, unsalted almonds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup diced dried apricots

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle popcorn with cinnamon, tossing to coat evenly.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cranberries and apricots. Mix well.
  3. Toss the nut, seed and fruit mixture with the popcorn.
  4. Divide evenly among 4-6 snack sized bowls.
  5. Enjoy!
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