There's no need for children and families to suffer from these diseases
Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2010
GrassrootsHealth, an international vitamin D health promotion organization, is appealing to the public for support of its new Protect Our Children campaign by voting for it as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Voting begins on November 1, 2010 and continues through November 30, 2010.
The Protect Our Children campaign aims to address the fact that more than 70% of US children are vitamin D deficient. Recently published studies show that higher vitamin D levels could prevent 50% of colds and flu in school children. There is also considerable evidence linking low vitamin D levels to asthma and allergies in young children.
“There’s no need for children and families to suffer from these diseases,” said Carole Baggerly, director of GrassrootsHealth. “The keys to solving the problem are simple: education and feedback. We need to provide education to the community as well as to health professionals about vitamin D and provide them the feedback from the tests about their vitamin D levels so they can learn how to solve the problem.”
Baggerly said the Protect Our Children project is seeking a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant, but that it needs the public’s assistance to make it a reality. The funds will be used to provide free vitamin D tests, supplements, and education to 1,000 children and their families in San Diego County for one year. Information collected from these participants will allow the program to be replicated in other communities across the United States.
“The Pepsi Refresh Project is a unique process for funding” Baggerly said. “An organization applies and if accepted, can then submit their information to the general public for voting. If enough people vote for your idea, you win the grant to use for your project. We hope enough people are very interested in children’s welfare and would like to see this deficiency solved in such a way that it can help affect public policy.”
- To support the Protect Our Children project, please visit http://www.refresheverything.com/grassrootshealthvitamind
- For more information on GrassrootsHealth, please visit our website at http://grassrootshealth.net/.
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