LISTEN TO THE FULL SHOW – #139
Sometimes we focus so much on taking care of our own families, we forget there are others out there who may need our help. Our guests are committed to making the world better by helping out their communities through organizations like Fit Kids and No Kid Hungry. Learn more about these programs and how you can get involved in this episode.
Segment 1: Fit Kids
Segment 2: Reaching Out
Segment 3: Community Leader and Mother
Segment 4: Hunger in America
Segment 5: A Growing Issue
Segment 6: The Next Generation
Fit Kids | SEGMENT 1 | #139
Budget cuts have had a negative impact on physical education in our school systems. Thousands of children are not able to play sports or be physically active, and Ashley Hunter-Riley found that unacceptable. That’s why she started a non-profit called Fit Kids (@FitKidsCA). Listen in to hear more.
Reaching Out | SEGMENT 2 | #139
How does Fit Kids (@FitKidsCA) choose which schools and communities to partner with? And what are all of the benefits Ashley Hunter-Riley has seen sprout up from this program? Find out in this segment.
Community Leader and Mother | SEGMENT 3 | #139
It takes a lot of work to run a non-profit. How does Ahsley Hunter-Riley @FitKidsCA) juggle the responsibilities of helping out her community while raising four kids of her own?
Hunger in America | SEGMENT 4 | #139
Why are working families still hungry in America? That is the title of an article currently on WorkingMother.com (@_workingmother_), and it’s a subject that Executive Editor Barbara Turvett (@barbaraturvett) is passionate about. 1 child out of 5 doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. Find out what you can do to help.
A Growing Issue | SEGMENT 5 | #139
16 million children in the U.S. are food insecure. These aren’t homeless children, though; these are the kids of working families and single parents. Counter intuitively, the problems of child hunger and obesity go hand in hand. Learn how in this segment.
The Next Generation | SEGMENT 6 | #139
If you want to teach your children to show compassion and empathy, get them involved. Child hunger is an issue they can understand, and if you can inspire them from a young age, we might just be able to solve this problem in a single generation.