Students can do more than just fast from food
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - World Vision, organizers of the longest running youth fundraiser in Canada, have issued a how-to guide for this year's Famine fundraiser:
- Talk to your parents/guardian and doctor if you have any existing health issues before participating.
- Get plenty of rest. Lower calorie intake means lower energy levels, so get more than the usual amount of sleep before and during Famine weekend.
- Hydrate more. Make sure that plenty of juice and water are on hand throughout your fast to ensure proper hydration. Be tummy-friendly by avoiding acidic juices like OJ.
- Go for gut-friendly foods after the fast. Easy-to-digest foods like rice, pasta, and non-acidic fruits are best.
Going without food is not the only option. Try giving up something that really matters to you:
1.Cellphones or technology
2.Favourite TV Show
4.Try sleeping on the floor instead of your bed
"We want our students to be united in solidarity however they can for the world's poor", says 30 Hour Famine's Cindy Mielke.
30 Hour Famine is a global student and youth fundraiser that began in a church basement in Calgary more than 40 years ago.
Since then it has grown to 21 countries and has raised approximately half a billion dollars for food and water projects that help children in developing countries.
Image with caption: "Students participate in 30 Hour Famine kick-off event (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140227_C7725_PHOTO_EN_37188.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
For further information:
Darryl Konynenbelt 416.669.2602 [email protected]