On World Food Day (Oct 16) Heritage Woods Secondary launched a month long campaign called "Move 4 Mana" where students will track their fitness activity on a smart phone app that they developed.
For every 500 calories burned by a HWSS student, Food for Famine Society, will donate a packet of MANA (500 calories of ready-to-use nutrients) to a developing child in need.
This student- led initiative is the first of its kind in Canada and will help raise awareness and save the lives of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in developing countries, and at the same time promote physical activity among participating students.
To learn more, check out this Tri-City News story, here.
UPDATE: During their month long student-led campaign, Move 4 Mana, Heritage Woods Secondary helped hundreds of Somalians by getting 840 people active who burned over 8 million calories. As a result, Food for Famine will contribute 15,853 therapeutic food packets to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.