The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the NFL Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation has awarded grant funding in the amount of $15,000 to Esperança for Salud con Sabor Latino para los Ninos (Health with a Latin Flavor). The funding provided will allow Esperança staff to provide health-related preventative education programs, including obesity prevention, oral health and chronic disease management to underserved families who live in Central Phoenix or the neighborhoods that line the I-17 corridor.
“Through the Salud con Sabor Latino para los Ninos program, children in central Phoenix have participated in oral health education workshops and training,” said Jared Leslie, Development Director. “In addition, 75 families have graduated from the obesity prevention curriculum and 80 children, ages 10-14, learned about the appropriate portion size and fun ways to be more active. Our Salud con Sabor Latino para los Ninos program gives children the information needed to make better lifestyle choices. We’re extremely grateful for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee’s support.”
To learn more about Esperança’s domestic programs or make a donation, contact Jared Leslie, development director at (602)252-7772 EXT. 101.