LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NutriBullet University, NutriBullet's hands-on education and healthy eating experience for students, is now accepting applications for schools and afterschool programs to participate in the program in 2016. The program provides selected groups with a grant to purchase fresh produce over a three-month period, NutriBullet nutrition extractors, and educational material adhering to the Common Core Standards – a total package valued at $15,000.
NutriBullet University is a 90-day healthy eating program designed to help school-aged children improve their diets by increasing their daily intake of vegetables and fruits. Each weekday during the program, students use the NutriBullet to make healthy vegetable and fruit smoothies. Students also receive information about the health benefits of each ingredient. Participants in the program get access to health screenings at the beginning and end of the 90-day period so they can not only feel the difference consuming more fresh vegetables and fruit makes in their lives, but see the results quantified in health indicators such as HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol.
"Students can do so much better and have a much bigger opportunity in life when nutrition forms a major part of the education process," said Colin Sapire, CEO of NutriBullet. "Our goal is to spread NutriBullet University to schools and afterschool programs across the country, helping students to feel and perform their best by providing access to healthy food."
NutriBullet University began with a pilot program at University High School in Los Angeles in 2013 and continued at three additional schools in Alaska, Texas and California spring 2015. Students at these three schools decreased their total cholesterol by 23 percent and increased their HDL (good cholesterol) by 59% over average, decreasing their risk of heart disease. 76 percent of students who participated in the NutriBullet University program now feel more empowered to make healthy behavioral changes.
This fall, NutriBullet will kick off additional partnerships with Boys & Girls Club of Benton County, Arkansas, Healthy Compton in Los Angeles, and more schools across the country.
Interested schools and afterschool programs may apply by completing the application available online at https://www.nutribulletuniversity.com/apply-to-nbu.html. Applications will remain open through Oct. 1, 2015.
About NutriBullet LLC
NutriBullet LLC is a premiere health and wellness brand and creator of high-performance nutritional smoothie makers. The company launched in 2012 with the release of the original NutriBullet, a product that provides a quick, easy and delicious way to maximize vegetable and fruit intake on a daily basis. Available in more than 40 countries, the NutriBullet has helped users approach health eating as an attainable lifestyle. Join the more than 14 million "NutriBlasters" who have revolutionized their health with the NutriBullet, and start looking and feeling better than you have in years!
About Boys & Girls Club of Benton County
Boys & Girls Club of Benton County offers a safe, convenient and affordable place for children to learn, play, socialize and develop life skills that are essential to a successful and productive future. Their programs and services support in-school learning, promote health and wellness, and develop honorable character and leadership.
Boys & Girls Club of Benton County serves more than 3,500 school-aged children in the Northwest Arkansas area, providing out-of-school youth development and family support programs at four different locations: two in Bentonville, one in Rogers and one in Bella Vista. To donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County, volunteer or inquire about how you can become a member, call (479) 273-7187. Also visit us at www.bgcbentoncounty.org or on social media @bgcbentoncounty.