New York, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Georgie Porgie, an exciting new company creating children’s products designed to make America’s kids active and healthy, is joining forces with Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a charity fighting childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity. Your purchase of Georgie Porgie’s portion plate can help make America’s kids healthier.
Georgie Porgie’s inaugural line includes three unique plates and two coordinating placemats which repurpose vintage design for the modern child. The Rainbow Portion Plate helps your child eat according to the latest dietary guidelines and be entertained while looking at the colorful nostalgic images on the plate.
Now, with this new partnership, three percent of the purchase price of each Rainbow Portion Plate sold will go to Action for Healthy Kids, a nationwide non-profit that “makes schools healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.”
"We wanted to start a company which sells products that teach children something, especially about nutrition and good manners. By using a percentage of the sales of our portion plate to help AFHK, not only are we helping the kids who use our products, but we are also able to give back to the nation’s children,” said one of Georgie Porgie’s founders.
Founded by 16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher in 2002, Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by helping schools and communities become healthier places so kids and families can learn to eat right, become active every day and are ready to succeed. The grassroots efforts of AFHK’s 50,000 members – educators, school staff, volunteers and constituents – foster policy, systems and environmental changes and are supported by a multi-sector collaboration of more than 70 partner organizations, corporations and government agencies. Visit AFHK online at ActionForHealthyKids.org.
“As a lifelong athlete and former collegiate tennis player, I thought AFHK seemed like the perfect fit for us. Bringing the idea of good nutrition and physical activity to children in schools is a great way to end obesity and promote healthy living,” said one of Georgie Porgie’s founders.
To place an order for the rainbow portion plate or other items, visit gporgie.com. New items to expand the current nutrition and manners lines, including products designed to appeal to older children, are currently in development.