50 kids meet Vikings players while learning about healthy eating

August 12, 2009 By: Lindsi Category: WordPress Import

The Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program hosted 50 young fans for a healthy lunch and a VIP view of training camp yesterday, as part of the Fund’s commitment to building participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program across Minnesota.

Vikings players, including running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Ray Edwards, were on site encouraging kids to continue healthy eating habits over the summer. Youth from Mankato’s three Salvation Army-sponsored feeding sites attended, in celebration of the Vikings organization’s effort to provide an additional 200,000 meals to Minnesota children this summer.
"Sofia Shibly, 9, eats at least one lunch a week, courtesy of the Salvation Army's mobile unit in her Mankato neighborhood. She said meals have included mashed potatoes and gravy, corn dogs and pizza. But a program administrator quickly chimed in that healthier foods are a key part of the meals.

But Shibly said today was the best meal of all since it was at the Vikings training camp.

'I had a lot of fun,' she said."
(via Pioneer Press)

Pictured below: Young Vikings fans with Adrian Peterson and Ray Edwards of the Vikings, Joan Wadkins of Second Harvest Heartland
Adrian Peterson and Ray Edwards of the Vikings - with kids

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