The Sheridan Story - Rob Williams
Our speaker on July 7 was Rob Williams, Executive Director of The Sheridan Story, a non-profit that leverages community and school partnerships to fight child hunger by providing a weekend's supply of food to hungry children.
The Sheridan Story began in 2010 as a project of Mill City Church, to provide food for the weekend for 27 children at Sheridan School in Minneapolis. By 2014, The Sheridan Story was serving 29 schools reaching nearly 1800 children. Today, the program extends to schools across the 7-county metro area, as depicted in this map.
In the coming year, VEAP and representatives of area Rotary cubs involved in the Student Hunger Project will be partnering with The Sheridan Story to continue the project once District 5950 Community Service Grant funding is terminated.
We welcomed Lisa Rudolph, candidate for Richfield City Council. Lisa also distributed invitations to a fundraiser for Richfield Mayor Debbie Goettel who is a candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner.
Get Moving!! - Kirsten Nelson
On July 14, new member Kirsten Nelson got us moving through a high intensity workout protocol called “Tabata” that included air squats, air punches and jumping jacks. Daily practice for 16-20 minutes increases endurance and keeps the body’s metabolism running high.
So what does movement have to do with Kirsten’s profession as a chiropractor? It’s simple! The human body is made up of primarily “synovial joints” that are literally “greased” with synovial fluid when we move.
Besides regular exercise, Kirsten recommended a healthy diet that includes complex carbohydrates, ancient grains, nuts, lean meat, healthy fats, dark leafy greens, vitamins, and lots of water.