The Bennett Blog
The Importance of Recess
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
We Challenge You!
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
Michael Visits Athletes for Impact
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
Coaching the Youth!
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
Social Equity Programs & Initiatives
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
Stay Hydrated in the Heat
The summer is hot! And with all the activities that are going on, it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated. But if you aren’t drinking enough water you can become tired, unfocused, and get headaches! Our bodies need lots of water, especially on a hot day! Here are some tips […] Read More
Ways to Cut Back the Sugar
The average American consumes almost 3 times the daily sugar maximum that they should. This can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and tooth decay. Many Americans have an addiction to sugar and don’t even realize it! While having treats every now and then isn’t a problem, we should […] Read More
Never Stop Learning!
The summer is an excellent time to allow your kids to get some rest from a busy school year, but it doesn’t mean that the learning needs to stop! And with the summer about halfway over, it’s a good time to work on the good habits of learning and engaging. […] Read More
O.C.E.A.N. Health Fest and the Gauntlet Football Camp
Last weekend was one for the books! Between the O.C.E.A.N. Health Fest and the Gauntlet Football Camp, we made memories that will last a lifetime. It was an awesome opportunity to meet and be inspired by the kids and their families from the Honolulu area. At our 5th annual O.C.E.A.N. […] Read More
Farm to Keiki Program
We are excited to announce that this year we are working on a statewide Farm to School Network and our Farm to Keiki Campaign in Hawai’i! A prelude to a healthy, new school year for our keiki. Nationwide, the movement for Farm to School programs have continued to gain exposure, […] Read More