Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) - May 29, 2012 - Citing its commitment to offering healthier menu options to its youngest guests, Extreme Pita announced that on May 19 through June 2 it will conduct fundraising efforts in support of Action for Healthy Kids at 25 of its restaurants throughout the United States. In addition, on June 2, the last day of the fundraiser, Extreme Pita will be celebrating National Pita Day with half priced pitas all day.
Action for Healthy Kids® (AFHK) fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. The organization partners with a legion of dedicated volunteers - teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more - to create healthful school changes. After all, everyone has a part to play in ending the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. AFHK’s programs, tools and resources make it possible so that many people can. More information is available at http://www.ActionforHealthyKids.org.
Each Extreme Pita location involved in the effort will encourage guests to purchase an I Took Action for Healthy Kids card for $1. All proceeds will be donated to the Action for Healthy Kids organization following the 2 week in-store campaign.
Extreme Pita, part of the Extreme Brandz family of quick service restaurants, is committed to creating the freshest and healthiest pitas for its guests. Co-founded by brothers Alex and Mark Rechichi, the first location was opened in Waterloo, Canada in 1997. Today there are over 265 locations across North America. In addition to ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top restaurant franchises in 2011, Extreme Brandz won the 2011 Company of the Year Pinnacle Award. For more information, visit http://www.extremepita.com.
Action for Healthy Kids® (AFHK) fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. AFHK partners with a legion of dedicated volunteers from within the ranks of a 34,000+ constituency to create healthful school changes. The organization’s grassroots efforts are supported by a collaboration of more than 70 organizations, corporations and government agencies. Working together, they’re giving kids the keys to health and academic success by meeting them where they are - in the classroom, in the cafeteria and on the playground - with fun physical activity and nutrition lessons and changes that make it possible for them to eat nutritiously and play every day. More information is available at http://www.ActionforHealthyKids.org, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-for-Healthy-Kids/267076500068?ref=mfand on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Act4HlthyKids.