Touchdown for Healthy Kids

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June 27, 2017 By: Jens Pinther Category: SHH News

This summer marks the 17th annual Jeff Robinson Minnesota Vikings Youth Skills Development Camp, which helps kids stay active and healthy during their summer break from school. Second Harvest Heartland goes to the five-day camp too—not to put on our football cleats, but to help distribute Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) breakfasts and lunches to kid participants. SFSP is a national program that provides free, nutritious meals to children and teens 18 and younger to help fill the meal gap during the summer months.

We wanted to tell you about the kids who ate two meals with us today. For some of these kids, the breakfast and lunch they received at camp will be the only meals of the day.

The young athletes started their morning with a healthy breakfast.

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Then, football camp participants rotated through several exercises and drills. Unofficial estimates suggest the kids ran a billion miles in one morning.

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Despite all the running in camp that morning, when it came time for lunch, the kids sprinted across the field to grab a free meal thanks to the Summer Food Service Program.

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Thank you so much to Jeff Robinson and the Minnesota Vikings for your continued partnership and making this camp possible!

If you know a child who needs a free meal this summer, check out the map of meal sites to find a site near you. 


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