Healthy Kids initiative

This article was originally published in May 2011

PCC is committed to helping kids eat better by introducing them to delicious, healthy foods.

We’ve launched a new initiative, PCC Healthy Kids, to reach out to kids, parents, schools and our community through a variety of programs and partnerships that focus on nutrition and fitness.

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This month we’re joining forces once again with Seattle Children’s Hospital for Families Helping Families.

From May 1 to 31, PCC will donate 5 percent of PCC Kid Picks product sales — up to a total of $10,000 — to support Seattle Children’s nutrition outreach.
The money raised will benefit two different childhood nutrition programs that Children’s Hospital supports:

  • ACT! (Actively Changing Together!) is a program for overweight and obese kids (eight to 14 years old) and their parents at YMCAs in King, Snohomish and Thurston counties. Families take part in energizing games and activities and learn about nutrition, meal preparation and good ways to keep hunger satisfied.
  • Fit 4 You is an obesity prevention program offered by the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle’s Central District. It identifies patients who are overweight and educates the entire family about grocery shopping, cooking and nutrition.

Your purchase of Kid Picks products will benefit both of these programs. Kid Picks products have been taste-tested and approved by at least two-thirds of all kid “judges.” They’re marked with bright orange shelf labels throughout our stores.

Browse hundreds of PCC Kid Picks products.

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