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Little Chef Big Chef 2015

Louie’s Kids, along with Whole Foods, Goose Island Beer Co., Four Ninety-Two, POLISHED! and the law firm of Motley Rice, LLC is proud to announce the initial details for the 2015 Little Chef Big Chef fundraising event.  The Chef lineup for this year includes: Nate Whiting and Amanee Neirouz with Four Ninety-Two Jason Stanhope with FIG Jacques Larson with Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter, and Kevin Johnson with The Grocery This event will be on the evening of September 21, 2015 from 7-10pm, and will be held at this year’s host restaurant, Four Ninety-Two, located at 492 King Street in downtown Charleston. There will only be 80 tickets sold for this fun and memorable event. The tickets are only $175 per person for a fantastic evening of culinary excellence and personal attention from some of the top chefs in Charleston, if not the country! Please call 843-203-6338 for more information. Also, feel free to sign-up for email updates to receive more exciting details about this...

Thank You Lowcountry Giving Day Givers!

  All of us at Louie’s Kids are so thankful to everyone who took the time to donate to our cause through the Coastal Community Foundation’s Lowcountry Giving Day on May 5th. The day brought our organization donations that we can immediately put to great use in helping to fight childhood obesity and improve life choices for entire families. We came up a little short on our goal, so we’re still striving to reach $40,000 that will put us in a great position to work our plans over the summer. If you missed the fun on May 5th, and would like to change a life through our programs, you can still contribute to Louie’s Kids by giving directly to our organization through our secure online donation platform below. Once again, thanks to everyone for your continued support! We couldn’t do this without each and every one of...

Fit Family Five

  Starting on April 21, 2015, Louie’s Kids will host an hour long family workout two times a week for the next 7 weeks. We had so much success with our “Under & Over” bridge run trainings for the recent Cooper River Bridge Run, that we decided to do it all over again for the upcoming Floppin’ Flounder 5K on May 6, 2015 on Sullivan’s Island. Come join us on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant (under the Ravenel...

Under and Over The Bridge

From January 20 thru March 28th, 2015, Louie’s Kids has designed trainings for families of any physical fitness levels to come together to get bridge-run ready in our 10 week “Meet Under the Bridge to Get Over it” program. Starting on January 20th, the program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30pm, at the Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park under the Ravenel bridge (in the large field by the playground). The address is 71 Harry Hallman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant. Workouts will start promptly since we have limited time. Cost: There is a charge of $25 per family for the entire training period. If a family is unable to pay, please contact Kelly Thompson and we can make accommodations for those who may need it.  email is: personaltrainingforlife [at] gmail [dot] com  (no spaces). Phone is 802-338-2113. To sign up, please download and sign the agreement document, and the appropriate release form (participant or volunteer). MEET UNDER THE BRIDGE TO GET OVER IT RELEASE FORM_EACH PARTICIPANT VOLUNTEER CONFIDENTIAL RELEASE FORM  Here are some highlights from the 2014 Bridge...

Louie’s Kids Volunteers Help Local Volunteer Group OASIS

  On Saturday, October 11th a dozen Louie’s Kids Volunteers met a volunteer from OASIS – “A fertile spot in a food desert where good nutrition abounds.” – down at Rosebank Farms and helped pick fresh produce for the North Charleston Food Desert.  OASIS is local volunteer organization which partners with the non-profit, Fields To Families and whose mission is to address the problems of food deserts and to provide their residents with fresh, nutritious produce that is gleaned from local farmers. The groups efforts yielded 170 pounds of field peas and 70 pounds of fresh peanuts – a rare treat!  And these efforts fall exactly in line with one of Louie’s Kids biggest goals – getting healthy food in front of our kids! Notices for upcoming gleaning opportunities for Louie’s Kids Volunteers will be forthcoming as the winter harvest gets under way.  If you would like to work directly with OASIS please contact Jacki Baer at oasis_1@aol.com. Thank you so much to all who came out to glean!  Louie’s Kids are the best...

Louie’s Kids and Cinebarre to Premiere Critically Acclaimed ‘Fed Up’ Documentary

Louie’s Kids and Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant join in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 12, 2014) – In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, Louie’s Kids and Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant team up for a one-night-only showing of the critically acclaimed documentary Fed Up. The evening features a distinguished panel of South Carolina health advocates who will be leading a discussion on the film and how it relates to individuals in South Carolina. The event is open to the public free of charge. In 2011, through proclamation by President Barack Obama, September was officially deemed National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM). The goal of COAM was simple: elevate the conversation on childhood obesity in an effort to increase awareness of the epidemic. As of 2011, obese children have an 80-percent chance of becoming overweight and obese adults. In addition, obesity disproportionately affects children of certain racial and ethnic groups. 25% of African American children and 23.3% of Hispanic children with disabilities are obese, while only 16.7% of Caucasian children with disabilities are obese. “Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is a very important time for us at Louie’s Kids and we are thrilled to be able to recognize it by bringing this groundbreaking film to the Lowcountry,” said Louis Yuhasz, Founder and CEO of Louie’s Kids. “Cinebarre generously opened their doors as host for the showing and we could not be more thankful and excited for this to come together.” Event Details Date: September 25, 2014 Time: 6:30 until Where: Cinebarre Mt Pleasant Tickets: Free Availability: 115 Panel: Joseph L. Pearson, DrPH (Director of Operations,...

Make time for a healthy breakfast!

With school back in full swing you may find yourself with less time in the morning to prepare a healthy breakfast. Here are a few ideas to make that morning meal healthy, tasty and easy. Studies show that children and teens who eat breakfast perform better on tests, are better behaved and more alert throughout the day than those who skip. When you fuel your body, you fuel your mind. The secret to choosing a good breakfast is to include complex carbohydrates, high quality protein and a small amount of healthy fat. Healthy Pancakes: Make whole wheat pancakes from scratch! It may sound time consuming but actually this recipe only takes a few minutes. Make enough at once to have leftovers for the next couple of mornings. Ingredients: 2 cups oat flour (just pulse old fashioned oats until you reach flour-like texture) or use 100% whole wheat flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups of milk (dairy or nut milk such as unsweetened almond) 2 tablespoon olive oil (or 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce + 1 tablespoon olive oil) Directions: Mix together the dry ingredients, add in the wet ingredients and stir just until moist. Cook on a preheated griddle or frying pan, flipping both sides. Top with one from each section to make for a hearty breakfast: Natural peanut butter or handful of crushed walnuts or almonds Fruit: Sliced strawberries, bananas or peaches Vanilla yogurt or plain Greek yogurt mixed with cinnamon Drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup (optional) Egg Sandwich or Wrap: 2 eggs cooked any way...