Pontiac Head Start Students to Celebrate #WorldKidneyDay with Regie – Learning How to Eat Healthy and Exercise
“National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Regie’s Rainbow Adventure ® to educate students on how to gain long-term healthy habits.”
Who: As part of World Kidney Day, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has arranged to surprise students at Pontiac Head Start school with a visit from Regie, the broccoli superhero from Regie’s Rainbow Adventure ®,will meet Regie and learn the steps toward gaining healthy eating and exercise habits.
What: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s Regie’s Rainbow Adventure ® program is a no-cost, 7-week nutrition and physical activity program where students follow Regie, the broccoli superhero, to different islands based on the colors of the rainbow. He meets new fruit and vegetable friends and earns his power stripes by eating healthy and being physically active. Each week children will travel with Regie to a new island, read a new story, try a new fruit or vegetable and bring healthy information home to their parents. For a video on the program, click on the link below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ nmu5oy84hdz32rm/Regies% 20Rainbow%20Adventure.mp4?dl=0
Why: World Kidney Day is an annual day for creating and reinforcing a healthy lifestyle for healthy kidneys. The Regie’s Rainbow Adventure ® curriculum provides activities that reinforce literacy, language development, mathematical skills, scientific understanding, creative arts, social emotional development and physical health and development through a series of seven interactive books entitled The Adventures of Regie Rainbow. Through the Regie program, sites have seen:
· Increased fruit and vegetable consumption by children who participate
· Increased amount of physical activity by children who participate
· Decreased daily screen time by children who participate
When: Regie, the broccoli super hero, will appear at the Regie’s Rainbow Adventure ® program at Pontiac Head Start school on Thursday, March 9 from 9 – 10 a.m.
Where: Pontiac Head Start School
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342
About the NKFM
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The organization was recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, nine years in a row, from Charity Navigator—the nation’s leading charity evaluator.