At Square State Skate, we acknowledge that a balanced lifestyle, consisting of regular exercise, as well as good nutrition, is essential to a child’s growth, health and well-being.
An unforgivable number of American children are unhealthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 3 American children is overweight or obese. Poor diets, coupled with video games on the rise and a vast majority of kids not getting the recommended exercise that they need has put many kids at risk for several diseases associated with obesity – diabetes, heart disease, even some types of cancer. These are not cosmetic issues. They are national health, academic and economic issues.
Obese children are also at greater risk for many more issues, such as sleeping disorders, a “bowing” of the lower legs, high blood pressure, earlier puberty, depression, social isolation, eating disorders, and more.
For the good of all our children, change has to be made at the community level as well as within families. As part of our “Balanced Kids Initiative,” Square State Skate is striving to do more than just teach skateboarding tricks or offer an exercise outlet. We have teamed up with local, all-natural food sponsors that have pledged to provide us with healthy food options to share with our campers.
IZZE Beverage Company, the nation’s premium lifestyle-driven sparkling beverage brand, is providing us with a delicious, healthy alternative to sports drinks, “energy” drinks and sodas.
Snikiddy Snacks, a brand of great tasting snacks made from simple, wholesome and real ingredients, has tickled our snacking taste buds with some of the most delicious baked fries… a fantastic and healthy replacement to chips.
Justin’s Nut Butter, which uses only the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible, is helping us sustain our energy with the dreamiest and creamiest peanut and almond butter packets.
Door to Door Organics, who delivers organic produce and groceries, has been bringing stuff to us, too! Their fresh fruit from local growers supports healthy lifestyles, local farms and a healthier environment!
Most recently, Celestial Seasonings has agreed to provide us with some tea, promoting a healthy lifestyle with their delicious and healthful all-natural products.
These companies have acknowledged the work that Square State Skate is doing. Skateboarding is a fun and challenging sport that promotes health through exercise and discipline. We plan to share the fun, the exercise, motivation and the social interaction with everyone we can.
United with our natural food sponsors, we are committed to creating a community of kids that are balanced on the inside as well as the outside.