December 13, 2022

Knorr, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partner with Mario Lopez to Help Improve Community Health and Access to Nutritious Food

Knorr is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Healthy Habits program for the second year to continue building healthier futures together. As part of this continued collaboration in their shared commitment, Knorr is partnering with three Boys & Girls Clubs locations across the country to refresh their community kitchen and provide families with an inspiring place to create nutritious meals. Knorr will be updating appliances, refreshing cabinets and counters, providing new sinks and adding a fresh coat of paint to improve the usability of these spaces.

Knorr and Boys & Girls Clubs of America will enlist two-time Emmy-winning television host and Boys & Girls Club alumni, Mario Lopez, to unveil the first kitchen in Burbank, CA. At this event, Lopez will co-lead a live cooking class alongside a Knorr chef teaching participants how to make delicious and nutritious meals for under $4 per serving, such as the Knorr Chicken Tacos recipe. As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Ambassador of Fitness, Lopez advocates for youth and their families to be equipped with the essential skills and education for a healthy lifestyle.

“We’re thrilled to kick off year two of a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and continue our journey in our shared mission to create healthier futures for the next generation of cooks and families honoring our commitment to making wholesome food accessible to all,” said Gina Kiroff, North America Marketing Lead, Knorr. “We are proud to be able to support the Healthy Habits Program and be a part of the work Boys & Girls Clubs of America does to help young people reach their full potential. We look forward to refreshing kitchens in clubs around the country to create more opportunities that provide our communities with the tools they need to thrive.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Healthy Habits program addresses the many ways an individual’s health behaviors are influenced by personal beliefs and exposure to positive modeling. The curriculum teaches youth the benefits of eating right and staying physically active and includes ongoing support and interactive activities that illustrate how to implement good habits in their daily lives. With Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s proven health and wellness program and Knorr longstanding leadership and advocacy for accessible nutrition, the partnership aims to positively impact the lives of thousands of families across the country.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with Knorr on our shared goal of making a positive impact in the lives of your youths and their families,” said Shanna Warren, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley. “This kitchen refresher not only supports the Boys & Girls Club community but also qualifies us for licensing that allows us to share the space with other non-profit organizations and businesses, further enhancing youth support and well-being through scholarship and more.”

Additional kitchen refreshers unveiling are scheduled to take place in 2023 in Newark, NJ and Independence, MO. Knorr is working with local Boys & Girls Clubs in both cities to understand the biggest areas of need to update key features and turn these kitchens into more functional spaces that communities can benefit from. Unveiling ceremonies in these markets will be followed by a cooking class showcasing Knorr recipes for under $4 per serving. These recipes provide families with relief from recipe fatigue by delivering solutions through creative options that integrate nutrition and affordability to help create good, simple flavorful food that everyone can enjoy.

For more information on the Knorr and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s partnership, visit Knorr.





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