Whether you’ve already dropped your little ones off at school, or still have a couple of weeks of summer break left, now is the time to trade in your summer routine for an academic one. Ease your kids into a healthy, successful school year with these tips and tricks from our Pinnacle Prevention project managers Jaclyn and Jessie.
TigerMountain Foundation is “planting the seeds of change,” in South Phoenix, one community garden at a time. Founder Darren Chapman, who started the program in 2008, works with groups of potentially at-risk youth, veterans, homeless populations and people who have previously been incarcerated. Those involved with the program learn about gardening and landscaping, as well as essential work and life skills.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Giving back to the community and generous entrepreneurship aren’t typically the first things on a child’s mind, especially during summer vacation. But for 11-year-old Brooklyn Klein, the urge to make a difference drives her to give back to her community each week.
Getting enough exercise in the heat of the summer might seem like a chore, but there are tons of imaginative ways to get moving indoors and outdoors year-round. Get your play on and find fun ways to exercise with these weird and wacky ideas:
July is National Park and Recreation Month, and that means it’s time to get your play on! The National Recreation and Park Association is encouraging everyone to stay active all month long by visiting local parks and recreation centers.
The summer heat is here, and with it comes the challenge of staying active while keeping cool. If you live in the Valley, it can be especially difficult to squeeze in physical activity while avoiding extreme temperatures. Health still happens in the summer! Beat the heat and get moving all season long with these fun and affordable activities.
Each year, the beginning of summer marks the beginning of fun, friends and a welcomed break for school children across the state. But for many Arizona students, this time of year also marks the end of daily, nutritious, and reliable meals.
Nearly half a million students in the state rely on free or reduced school lunches during the school year, according to the most recent Food Research & Action Center report. For many students, these guaranteed meals may be the only source of nutritious food they can count on each day. The school cafeteria doors may be closed for the summer, but hunger doesn’t go on vacation.
Even though we think Mother’s Day should be celebrated daily, our Pinnacle Prevention team took it as an opportunity to celebrate parenthood and mothers all month long. We’ve spent the last few weeks talking about womanhood, motherhood, work-life balance, family-friendly workplaces, self-care and more. We value working parents everywhere, and we put these values into practice every day.
Here at Pinnacle Prevention, we’re dedicated to growing healthy families and communities, and we recognize that change starts at home. Our team of registered dietitians, researchers and social scientists practice what we preach, and that means supporting our working moms in every way we can.
We value families and mothers, and strive to put these values into practice every day. We encourage our new moms to bring their babies to the office and to meetings, and we foster healthy work-life balance with flexible scheduling. Our Pinnacle Prevention littles tag along to help at markets, and we encourage them to get involved in our projects. One of the best ways we know how to support the moms at Pinnacle Prevention is by helping them support their families.
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Mothers come from every ethnicity, every sexual orientation, and from every socioeconomic background. We may have given birth. We may have adopted. We may just serve as maternal figures and role models to those who need us. We may work, or we may stay home with our children. We may be single moms, married moms, or harried moms. But this world wouldn’t exist without our mamas! And though we should be celebrated every second, Mother’s Day is that special day to give extra thanks.