With a mission to bring healthy, all-natural snacks and beverages to Chicagoland’s schools, businesses and community events, choosing Healthy U for the first Kicks for Kids youth soccer tournament was a no brainer.
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McHenry, IL (Vocus) June 18, 2010
Premier Wellness Chiropractic in association with Skills First Soccer and the McHenry Area Soccer Federation have partnered with McHenry’s Healthy U to be the exclusive provider of healthy sandwiches, snacks and beverages at the 1st annual Kicks 4 Kids soccer tournament on June 26th and 27th at McHenry Middle School. All proceeds from the 2010 tournament will be dedicated to the Options for Advocacy organization which has a mission to enhance and protect the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
“With childhood obesity rates tripling in less than 30 years, we know getting our kids excited about wellness, physical activity and healthy eating has to be a top priority,” said Dr. Anthony J. Ebel, a pediatric and wellness-certified chiropractor at Premier Wellness Chiropractic. “The Kicks for Kids event not only promotes wellness for our community, but brings the whole community together to support a worthy cause.”
“In looking for a concession’s partner, we were searching for one with like-minded goals,” said Dr. Ebel. “With a mission to bring healthy, all-natural snacks and beverages to Chicagoland’s schools, businesses and community events, choosing Healthy U for the first Kicks for Kids youth soccer tournament was a no brainer.”
McHenry, IL-based Healthy U, started as a healthy, all-natural vending company, was founded in the spring of 2009 and is the brainchild of pharmaceutical industry veteran T Hephner.
“I started Healthy U in response to an unmet need I saw with my own kids,” said Hephner. “Unless we packed healthy snacks for them ‘to go,’ they didn’t have many choices at school or during extracurricular activities that weren’t full of sugar or processed ingredients. We are thrilled to be expanding our business beyond healthy vending to providing all-natural, healthy snacks and beverages at community events like the Kicks for Kids soccer tournament.”
The Kicks for Kids youth soccer tournament will be co-ed for children ages 6-14. There will be 7-12 players per team (no travel players please). The tournament will take place at McHenry Middle School, 2120 West Lincoln Road, McHenry, IL 60051, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about the youth soccer tournament or how to become a sponsor visit Kicks for Kids, contact Dr. Derek Kasten at drderek(at)premierwellnesschiro(dot)com or call (815) 455-8213.
About Healthy U
Founded spring, 2009, Healthy U is committed to delivering nutritious and delicious snack and beverage alternatives that provide plenty of energy to complete your day. All Healthy U foods and beverages are taste tested and must meet stringent standards, including no trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, high- fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners, preservatives or colors. Instead, Healthy U stocks foods and beverages containing only all-natural ingredients that are locally sourced and certified organic whenever possible.
To help do its part for a healthier environment, Healthy U’s vending machines use LED lights and high-efficiency compressors for refrigeration, and the company adheres to a strict recycling program and gives priority to local manufacturers.
Healthy U vending machines are currently available at many McHenry businesses as well as District 155 High Schools. While they change according to popularity and request, a few of the great-tasting, all-natural snack and beverage brands that will are regularly stocked in the machines include: Rock N Roll Gourmet’s Hippie Chips, Pirate’s Booty, Clif Bar and Talking Rain.
For more information on Healthy U or to inquire how to get a Healthy U machine in your school or business, please contact T Hephner (888) 827- 3235, visit healthyuvending.com and join our Facebook page for the latest Healthy U news.
About Premier Wellness Chiropractic
Founded in 2007, Premier Wellness Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing wellness clinics in the McHenry County area. With a strong focus on family wellness, pregnancy, and pediatrics, patients will get a "family feel" from the moment they walk into the office. As one of the only certified pediatric and wellness chiropractors in the county, they commonly care for patients with autism, ADD/ADHD, sensory challenges, asthma, allergies, ear infections, and more.
The Kicks 4 Kids youth soccer tournament is part of the new Community Impact program. Community Impact is funded and run by Premier Wellness Chiropractic, in conjunction with other businesses and organizations in the area that are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of McHenry County’s families. The program is designed to educate and inspire the community in areas related to natural and drug-free approaches to health care, exercise and fitness, nutrition and more. Its mission is to “Impact the community one family at a time” through the foundations of eating, moving, and thinking well. Other Community Impact initiatives include Wellness Workshops, TRUE Health and Prevention Screenings, Movie Showing/Screenings (i.e., Food Inc.), Health and Wellness Fairs, Additional Community Fitness Events and more.