We're on a mission to ensure every child has a healthy start in life,
beginning with proper nutrition and exercise. Through our resources and
knowledge, we have the power to make a positive change in the world —
right from the first school bell.
We started our
first mission by partnering with one elementary school in the Twin
Cities. Our objective was bold. Eliminate bleached flour, processed
sugar, food coloring, high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, trans
fats and antibiotics/hormones from the lunch menu. While not an easy
task, it has been an essential one. In doing so, the Life Time
Foundation provided the necessary financial support to make this a
reality, offsetting the gap between the existing school budget and the
cost of the improved lunch menu.
successful year at Deephaven
, we have added three new schools to our lunch
program in Chicago, Dallas, and Phoenix this year.
Additionally, in the spirit of supporting an overall healthy way of
life, Life Time will also expand exercise programming, to complement
the schools' existing nutrition and exercise curricula.
Ultimately, by lending our exercise and nutrition
expertise and bringing the financial support necessary to launch this
pilot program, we aim to develop a model that, over time, the Life Time
Foundation can bring to our 26 markets nationally. It's our goal to
influence parents, schools, businesses, government and citizens to make
dramatic improvements in the quality of nutrition we're providing our
young people. By investing today, we ensure a brighter future for all.
Through a series of successful pilots, we intend to present a new model
that can be copied and executed by others. We aim to be the agent of
change, and know it will take support well above and beyond our direct