November 20, 2018

From: Jill Castle

Is your child a picky eater?

But you want to include them in your Thanksgiving meal?

This article by Jill Castle is quite helpful.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday but it can be overwhelming for kids. Just take a look at the myriad of Thanksgiving side...

November 14, 2018

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

The 4th Annual Elk River Backpack Blessings fundraising dinner was a rousing success.

Delicious food from Bricks & Barrels. Spirited drinks. Wide variey of silent auction items.

Door prizes. Relaxing music. Wonderful fellowship. 

But the be...

October 28, 2018

From: Active Kids

By: Samantha Guzman and Jen Retter

Aside from starting with the letter H, Halloween and health don't have much in common. The upcoming candy-filled holiday often results in your kids loading up on sugar, which isn't good for them or fun for you.


October 15, 2018

From: GI Kids

Poor nutrition can lead to a variety of problems in children, including excessive weight gain and obesity. Childhood obesity can in turn be a precursor to many health problems, from Type II diabetes to heart disease to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NA...

September 27, 2018

We are working to decrease the burden of childhood hunger in the Elk Valley by providing a weekend food nutrition program for children.

We are currently packing 250 bags per week for 8 local schools! We would love to have you join us!

Please join us every Thursday evenin...

September 25, 2018

We are having our 4th Annual Dinner Fundraiser on November 12 (moved up from October 8th) at Brick & Barrels on Smith Street in Charleston WV. 

From 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. enjoy delicious foods, spirited drinks, live auction items, lots of door prizes and the best part i...

September 19, 2018

From: Cooking Light

By: Carolyn Land Williams, M.Ed., R.D.

Always worrying about what your children will and will not eat?

Do you want to make sure they get all the nutrients they need to develop?

This article by Carolyn Land Williams in Cooking Light, has a great deal of...

September 6, 2018

From: Building Healthy Kids

It is very important that your child gets the proper amount of calories and nutrients in order for him/her to function at an optimum level. The amount of calories and servings of food that your child needs every day is based on several factor...

August 30, 2018

From: Novak Djokovic Foundation

Why is food and nutrition so important for children?

Ever wonder why some children eat everything and others turn away from some foods?

Children can be picky eaters. For many parents, picturing a toddler stubbornly throwing a piece of brocc...

August 20, 2018

With the new school year comes change. We have changed a few operational items. Nothing major. And we are still feeding children in need necessary meals.

To keep up with our growing demand, Backpack Blessings needs to grow. Growth requires more volunteers. Hence, to bec...

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