Kidliga® Partners with Function Junction™ and Donates to the Children’s Center for Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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In light of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month this September, Livliga®, a patented line of portion control dinnerware, will partner with Function Junction™, a well-known retailer in Kansas City, MO, to help combat the growing epidemic which affects approximately 12.5 million children in the United States. Livliga’s children’s brand, Kidliga®, will raise funds in support of this cause, with 10% of all sales being donated to the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (CCHLN) throughout September.

Sheila Kemper Dietrich states, “We are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Function Junction to help Kansas City’s kids be healthier."

In light of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month this September, Livliga®, a patented line of portion control dinnerware, will partner with Function Junction™, a well-known retailer in Kansas City, MO, to help combat the growing epidemic which affects approximately 12.5 million children in the United States. Livliga’s children’s brand, Kidliga®, will raise funds in support of this cause, with 10% of all sales being donated to the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (CCHLN) throughout September. Through the partnership, Livliga, will also provide unique news and information surrounding healthy eating for families including a new e-book, recipes, cooking demonstrations at Function Junction and giveaways, all in support of the fight against childhood obesity.

Through Kidliga, which features child-friendly plates, bowls and mugs, and an award-winning children’s book, entitled Sammie & Sax in the Land of Quinoa: The Search for a Balanced Meal, kids are introduced to the concept of healthy, balanced eating. The complete product line helps to educate and engage families in an interactive experience through visually intuitive dishware and the nutritionally-focused adventure book. Kidliga is a primary tool in Livliga’s overall mission to promote children’s health. Through their partnership with Function Junction, Livliga’s goal is to provide a hands-on experience to kids and their families about how fun and easy it is for kids to cook, what just right portions look like and ways to embrace healthy eating habits. In addition to the Kid Chefs Cooking Classes being offered in September at Function Junction, Kidliga is also available for purchase at this gourmet retail store at Crown Center.

Founder and CEO of Livliga®, native Kansas Citian, and former Executive Director of the American Heart Association in Denver, CO, Sheila Kemper Dietrich states, “We are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Function Junction to help Kansas City’s kids be healthier. We are so pleased to have this well-known and loved retailer now carrying Kidliga and offering the Kid Chefs Cooking Classes in September that we have jointly developed to engage children in a fun way to learn about healthy ways to cook and eat.”

Co-Owner of Function Junction, Mary Merola states, “As a gourmet retailer, Function Junction is all about offering ways to enjoy good food. By partnering with Livliga we want to recognize the importance of improving children’s health and nutrition. We are excited to join forces in bringing much needed awareness to the public. We are honored to team up with Livliga to raise awareness around childhood obesity. Kidliga is a fun and engaging product for all children to enjoy and learn about healthy eating, which we are pleased to offer in our store.”

The Livliga and Function Junction partnership will last through the entire month of September. For additional information on Kidliga or to find out how you can help support The Children’s Center for Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, please visit, http://www.livligahome.com/Kidliga.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: For more information about Livliga, please contact Joyce Meyer-Ponzi at 303.678.1288 or info(at)LivligaHome.com.

About Function Junction™ Function Junction is a privately owned company that has been bringing the best of the world’s cooking gear to the Kansas City area since 1977. Over the years, Function Junction has provided unique items for the home and has been recognized and featured in local, national and international trade publications, including Housewares Magazine and Inc. Magazine.The owners of Function Junction, Mary Merola and Rebecca Wilkie Merola, enjoy sharing their love of cooking with their customers in the Kansas City area, and around the world. For more information about Function Junction and the Kid Chefs Cooking Classes please visit https://www.functionjunction.com.

About the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (CCHLN) CCHLN is a joint program between Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. This program and its facility supports both health outcomes and translational research associated with pediatric obesity and other nutritional disorders. The Center is unique in that it combines an exercise facility, a metabolic kitchen, rooms dedicated to evaluation and sophisticated nutritional assessment, a 500 square-foot laboratory equipped for the preparation and analysis of biological samples obtained as part of translational research and dedicated space for data analysis. For additional information about CCHLN please visit http://www.chlnkc.org.

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