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GASOL FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER | OCTOBER 2020

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News & Events

SAVE THE DATE – GF Virtual Nutrition & Food Injustice Virtual Summit on November 18, 2020
Join us as our Founder, Pau Gasol, hosts a virtual summit bringing together experts and influencers to discuss the importance of nutrition on overall health and well-being and solutions to the growing food insecurity issues as the result of COVID-19. Please mark your calenders as you will not want to miss out on what is sure to be an exciting, insightful and educational event.  For free registration, click here!

Instagram Live with Dr. Goran 

Did you catch our IG Live with Dr. Michael Goran?! We had a great conversation with the SUGARPROOF co-author regarding his brand new book. SUGARPROOF helps parents recognize the hidden sugars in food and provides tools to improve children’s nutrition and health. In the video, Dr. Goran discusses what motivated him to write the book, some of the most common myths around sugar, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected individuals’ eating and physical activity levels, and so much more.  In case you missed it, check out the Instagram live video below!

VIDA! Health and Wellness Virtual Program
Our VIDA! Health and Wellness program returned virtually on Saturday, October 3rd. Families joined via Zoom to participate in fun and engaging workshops and learned the tools necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. In collaboration with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, the virtual VIDA! program is an opportunity for families to be connected and committed to improving their health throughout the school year. The program will be offered once a month for 90 minutes and it will be open to families from 19 of the highest-need LA Unified public schools.

Visión y Compromiso Conference 

We were excited to be a part of the 18th annual Vision y Compromiso Conference held on October 1st- 3rd. This virtual 3-day conference included over 20 workshops and over 30 presenters. Gasol Foundation presented at the “A Healthy Journey to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Chronic Diseases” workshop. We were thrilled to be part of this important event offering training, networking and information exchange for health promoters transforming families and communities.

Partner Spotlight

For nearly 100 years, the Woodcraft Rangers have been at the forefront of expanded learning opportunities in the Greater Los Angeles area. Their mission is to guide young people as they explore pathways to purposeful lives by providing day camps, after school learning, signature events, and other programs and initiatives.

We first partnered with the Woodcraft Rangers in May at our Healthy Families Event, where we provided meals, diapers and activity kits for nearly 5,000 families. Currently, Gasol Foundation is collaborating to provide content through their innovative BIRCH platform. BIRCH is a text-based caregiver support hub that delivers daily inspiration, at-home enrichment activities, resources and support for parents to navigate this challenging time and beyond. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday parents receive BIRCH messages and activities to help parents and children connect in meaningful ways. Parents can ask questions about the system or flag a critical need to the Woodcraft team. There is no charge to families to access BIRCH, though message and data rates may apply. Activities are designed to be no-cost and completed with readily available household items. The program is available in English and Spanish.  To opt-in to the service text  BIRCH to 56512 or sign up here.

Emotional Wellness Month 

With the COVID-19 pandemic and everything else going on in the world right now, it’s more important than ever to maintain a sense of calm and balance. Mental and emotional stress can lead to overall poor health. Maintaining a healthy emotional balance helps us make healthy choices, have good relationships, and achieve our goals. Emotional Wellness Month, observed all October, reminds us to disconnect and take a time out for our mental health. Use this month as an opportunity to take charge of your emotional wellness and find soothing activities and techniques that work for you.

Recipe of the Month

Let’s have a healthy Halloween! Yes, you read that correctly! You can have a nutritious Halloween with healthy snacks and recipes. Take a look at this freakishly healthy and delicious recipe below, for instance. Have a frightfull-fun night making it together with your family! For more Gasol Foundation Halooween recipes, click here.

Donate Today!  

Join us on our #ZeroChildhoodObesity mission! We can’t do this without your support!  Together, let’s continue to provide life-changing programs, initiatives, and resources to children and families! Please donate today!

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