We all think we've experienced hunger — our stomachs growl, we grab a snack or just tough it out until our next meal. But real hunger is much different. Twenty one million kids nation wide depend on free or reduced meals, many of which come from school. However, hunger doesn’t take a break over the summer. That’s why programs such as Second Harvest Foodbank’s Summer Hunger Program are so important. Especially since hunger during early years can have a major impact on a child’s development, health and behavior.
Here’s a fun way that you can help. Come with your little one for a hands-on class to learn 5 simple yet effective acupressure techniques that promote wellness. The massage techniques stimulate the body’s own healing system. Done daily, they can correct minor imbalances before they become a major issue. Does your kiddo have the runs? Or not pooped in a while? Want an extra idea of what to do when your daughter has a fever or your son is coughing? Acupressure can help. Although suitable for kids up to 12 years old, they are most effective for kids 5 and younger.
By giving your child a boost toward being healthier, you’re also giving another child the gift of health with your donation. Suggested donation is $10-20 and all proceeds will go directly to Second Harvest Foodbank’s Summer Hunger program here in Southern Wisconsin. For every $1 donated, Second Harvest Foodbank can provide 3 meals!
I hope to see you on Saturday June 18 at 11am at Madison Acupuncture & Natural Health located at 2045 Atwood Ave, suite 105 inside Tai Chi Yoga. To register go to www.madisonacu.com. Registration is not necessary, but greatly appreciated. And if you can’t make it, please consider still donating to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.