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The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Northfield High School, today concluded its eighth and final stop on the Team8 Tour. Activities at the school included building and stocking a new food pantry, lessons on simple no-cook recipes for students, tips on preparing healthy meals, and fitness activities.
The Team8 Tour is a national campaign aimed at encouraging young people across the country to make healthy choices, build character and learn critical life lessons that will inspire them to be catalysts for positive and social change.
To reinforce the importance of nutrition and encourage healthy choices, volunteers built and stocked a new food pantry benefitting over 400 students and refurbished the school’s home economics classroom with a new refrigerator, microwave and oven.
Hands-on, no-cook meal tutorials were offered to give students the skills to prepare easy, healthy options for afterschool meals and snacks. In addition, more than 200 take-home meals were provided to all Boys & Girls Club members and Northfield High School students who participated in the project.
Northfield High students also participated in various fitness activities on the school’s athletic fields, and concluded the day with a community dinner that was prepared by volunteers for approximately 300 guests.
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