FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY - Mission Statement
The Dewey Does Foundation is a not-for profit organization dedicated to "Promoting Health, Fitness & Nutrition and the Fight against Childhood Obesity". Our mission is to provide information and motivation to youth about the risks of obesity and poor health vs. being active, playing sports and staying fit. Dewey Does will deliver his 110% message with education, entertainment and youth sporting events.
WHAT DOES DEWEY DOES DO ? - Dewey Does promotes health, fitness & nutrition.
The Foundation achieves its goals by giving FREE presentations to elementary schools and youth community programs. It also distributes the Dewey Does 110% Logo Decal FREE nationwide through the presentations and the Dewey Does Foundation website. The 110% Logo Decal is a symbol for youth and adults who stand behind the Foundations mission and the 110% message of promoting youth health, education, fitness and the fight against childhood obesity.
The main character of the Dewey Does Stage Show is a life size mascot (for visual purpose), named Dewey Does who is a 9-year-old boy who loves sports, believes in following the rules and always gives 110% effort in whatever he does. During the past year, the Dewey Does 110% Stage Show has performed in many public schools in the New York City Metropolitan area and parts of New Jersey, receiving positive feedback and strong approval from school administrators and parent coordinators.
As a result, we focus our efforts on children from kindergarten through fifth grades and low to middle class income families where there is an inexhaustible pool of children. These children, in the next two to ten years, will be used in gathering the next set of statistics for obesity in America.
With obesity and poor nutritional habits at an all-time high in this country, a new effort is needed to address this national epidemic. Young children need to learn the importance of healthy eating habits and how an active life through sports will improve their quality of life throughout their entire life. We feel youth will follow a message with greater interest when the message is connected to a recognizable character that inspires and motivates both children and adults to exercise and Get Your Sports On!!!
Thank you for your support.