This holiday season, nothing fills our hearts with more joy than giving back to the community. This year we have teamed up with Meals On Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois to be a part of their $25,000 challenge with a matching gift of $2,500. Contributions will go toward building a community kitchen, purchasing local ingredients, […]
It’s National School Breakfast Week, a campaign to increase student participation in school breakfast programs! Here at Lifeway, we can’t think of a better way to start the day than with a healthy and hearty breakfast. We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and it truly is. Eating breakfast is linked to increased energy, improved concentration, a healthier weight, and better grades. Unfortunately, 8-12% of school age students skip breakfast, increasing to as much as 30% once they reach adolescence.
As childhood obesity continues to be a public health concern, we believe it’s more important than ever to get kids excited about healthy eating. We’ve found that kids are often eager to help out in the kitchen. Cooking with kids offers parents and teachers a great opportunity to teach about nutrition and healthy choices.
There are many ways kids can assist in the kitchen, from pouring pre-measured ingredients to washing produce. The key, however, is to get them to actually learn about the health and nutrition behind the food they’re working with.
The Pilot Light Chefs were back in the classroom earlier this week, bringing their unique nutrition education program and approach to Chicago-area elementary school students at Disney Magnet II. As proud and enthusiastic sponsor of Pilot Light, members of the Lifeway team were on hand to help with chef-led lessons, serve a tasty and nutritious lunch, and […]
This is part two of our #GlobalGoals series. To read part one, click here. +++ Imagine what you could accomplish in fifteen years – what you could learn, achieve, see, change and experience. Imagine the good you could do, and imagine the bad that could happen from not taking action when you should have. This weekend, the […]
We’re excited to announce our support for another awesome non-profit in Chicago – Pilot Light! We’re honored to be help sponsor and participate in their second annual Feed Your Mind charity event (happening TONIGHT!), which will feature chef tastings from some of Chicago’s best restaurants, a silent auction, great music, and, of course, our fabulous […]
Now that we’ve survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the newer Makers Monday, we’re glad to bring our attention once again to #GivingTuesday. Last year, Lifeway partnered with Charity Miles and the Charity Miles app, where money raised supported victims and relief efforts for Hurricane Haiyan. We’re working with Charity Miles once […]