NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Snaps and TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) are rejoining their efforts to address both obesity and hunger. From April through November, over 100 elementary, middle and high schools nationwide are expected to participate in this unique program that provides a healthy bite for all involved. Students will receive better-for-you snacks of Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps donated by Harvest Snaps, and for each snack distributed Harvest Snaps will donate an additional 25 cents to TFT to provide healthy school meals for children in need in East Africa and our local communities. With a simple act of snacking on Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps students enable another child to receive a vitally important and nutritious school meal.
Harvest Snaps and TFT aim to elevate awareness of children's obesity and hunger in their "Snappy Idea for Giving Back" campaign. One of the participating schools, Community School of Naples in Florida, has over 800 children excited to participate in the program. During a school assembly, their students gave a presentation about world hunger and obesity issues, how the Giving Back program works and what kind of school meals can be provided to children in Africa.
"As one of the participating schools, we are extremely thrilled to provide a great educational opportunity to our students. They can learn about world critical issues and most importantly, they can take a step towards the solution in a very creative and fun way," said Parthena Draggett, World Language Department Chair of Community School of Naples.
In addition, Harvest Snaps and TFT aim to raise enough donated funds to provide over 80,000 school meals to African children in Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia and simultaneously to local communities in the US. In Africa, the 25 cents from the program funds one school meal to each child, and in the US it facilitates school meal upgrades for healthier options in low-income neighborhood districts.
"We are very excited about launching our Giving Back campaign again this year. Over 50 participating schools last year gave really positive feedback, so we decided to expand the program to enable more schools to be part of it. Thanks to Harvest Snaps, students can make a difference by doing good for themselves and eating a healthier snack," said Mayumi Uejima-Carr, Co-President of TFT. "Among seven billion people in the world, one billion suffer from hunger, while one billion people are overweight or obese. What better way to learn than to take action toward these critical issues."
Harvest Snaps provides snack enthusiasts with a tasty, crunchy, green pea snack that offers necessary nutrients to help growing bodies and minds like plant-based protein, fiber, vitamin B, calcium, iron, and potassium. "We are proud to continue working on the obesity and hunger issues stateside and internationally," said Angelica Lasley, Harvest Snaps Brand Marketing Manager. "We specifically choose to work with TFT because of their unique method of educating and empowering local children to make healthier snacking choices while making a positive difference in a needy child's life both in the US and in Africa. "
TABLE FOR TWO USA (TFT-USA) is a 501(C)(3) organization that addresses the opposite issues of hunger and obesity through a unique meal-sharing program. TFT-USA partners with corporations, restaurants, schools and other food establishments to serve healthy, low-calorie, TFT- branded meals. For each one of these healthy meals served, $0.25 is donated to provide one school lunch for a student in need. It is in this way that TFT-USA has served healthy meals to both sides of the "table" and helped to right the global food imbalance. For more information about TFT-USA, visit usa.tablefor2.org
Harvest Snaps® has been manufactured by CalbeeNorth America since 2001. The Harvest Snaps brand philosophy is driven by minimal ingredients and minimal processing, great taste and the naturally better-for-you benefits of a legume-based snack. Harvest Snaps SnapeaCrisps and Lentil Bean are available in six delicious flavors and offer a low sodium, high protein and fiber snack alternative in each satisfyingly crunchy bite. New this summer is the Harvest Snaps Black Bean snaps in Habaneroand Mango Chile Lime. For more information about Harvest Snaps, visit www.HarvestSnaps.com
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