The Bennett Blog

Oct
12

2018
Fight the Candy Craving!

Fight the Candy Craving!

The Bennett Foundation

Did you know Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween? This means lots of SUGAR!   With Halloween right around the corner, the convenience of candy everywhere makes it easy to grab one or two extra Snickers or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups… Because who doesn’t love peanut butter cups?!   […] Read More

Oct
5

2018
Positive Attitude Month: Five Positive Lifestyle Tips

Positive Attitude Month: Five Positive Lifestyle Tips

The Bennett Foundation

Positive attitude month is here! Attempting to live a positive lifestyle can be very challenging at times, but it’s well-known that having positive lifestyle habits builds a positive attitude, leading to a happy life!   The Bennett Foundation is providing five simple tips on how to live a positive lifestyle:  Always keep your cup half full! Take the optimistic viewpoint […] Read More

Sep
27

2018
Michael Bennett & Macklemore Team up to Deliver Books for Seattle Teachers

Michael Bennett & Macklemore Team up to Deliver Books for Seattle Teachers

The Bennett Foundation

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll  Earlier this month, Michael Bennett and Macklemore joined forces to purchase and distribute copies of the new critically acclaimed book, “Teaching for Black Lives” to every middle and high school Social Studies and Language Arts teacher in the Seattle Public Schools.   Bennett […] Read More

Sep
21

2018
How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

The Bennett Foundation

Last week we shared the importance of reading a Nutrition Facts label top to bottom. While grazing the Nutritional Facts label is a good start, truly understanding and comprehending the information is where you will reap the rewards.   In case you missed last week’s blog it can be read here.  One mission of The Bennett Foundation […] Read More

Sep
14

2018
The Whole Nutrition Label

The Whole Nutrition Label

The Bennett Foundation

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Anthony Robbins  One of the many goals of The Bennett Foundation is to provide relevant and appropriate nutrition education. Far too many people grab items off the shelves of their local convenience & grocery stores without the thought of reading the Nutrition Facts label. […] Read More

Sep
7

2018
The Importance of Recess

The Importance of Recess

The Bennett Foundation

September is best known for three words, back to school. Every school day, millions of children spill out onto their school playgrounds, a perfect time for physical and social activity. When Michael and Pele started The Bennett Foundation, their goal was exactly that, to raise awareness about childhood obesity and promote […] Read More

Aug
31

2018
We Challenge You!

We Challenge You!

The Bennett Foundation

National Read a Book day is September 6th, 2018, and we challenge you to participate! The Bennett Foundation has always emphasized the value of education, specifically, educating the youth on the importance of healthy dieting!  Our busy modern lives don’t always make it easy for us to plan & prepare healthy […] Read More

Aug
24

2018
Michael Visits Athletes for Impact

Michael Visits Athletes for Impact

The Bennett Foundation

Earlier this summer Michael Bennett joined Athletes for Impact, (A4I) an advocacy group comprised of athletes who have openly taken a stand on social issues.   Bennett connected with the group to answer a few questions & talk about his new book titled, “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” a sports book for the turbulent times, a memoir, and […] Read More

Aug
17

2018
Coaching the Youth!

Coaching the Youth!

The Bennett Foundation

It’s here! Football season has started and training camp is underway. At last, however, it’s not only the pros or grown-ups that deserve attention. It’s the youth and when it all started that we should shift focus to. Team sports provide much more than just a form of exercise. Whether football or any sport, […] Read More

Aug
10

2018
Social Equity Programs & Initiatives

Social Equity Programs & Initiatives

The Bennett Foundation

At The Bennett Foundation, we have always held social equity close to our hearts. Our aim is to direct all efforts toward closing gaps and ensuring that children and families are empowered to make social and behavioral changes to improve their health status and well-being.  The Bennett Foundation’s social equity programs and initiatives […] Read More