Eating like a pregnant woman, do you think it looks easy? Then The Olo Foundation Challenge is for you; you will only need to follow a pregnancy diet for 40 days!
Because a he althy belly is good, but two is better, the Olo Foundation invites you to take the concept of a sympathetic pregnancy to a whole new level by adopting the diet of a pregnant woman for 40 days, a nod to the 40 weeks that gestation lasts! The idea? Raise awareness among participants and those around them of the importance of he althy eating during pregnancy and from the first days of baby’s life, while helping the Foundation. In fact, each participant will have to raise $500 in donations, an amount that will provide Olo follow-up to a newborn during the first 1,000 days of life, from pregnancy to age 2.
The challenge is of course aimed primarily at future dads, but also at those around future moms, i.e. extended family, colleagues and friends. You will therefore need to deprive yourself of alcohol, reduce your caffeine intake, avoid raw and unpasteurized foods andreplace everything with a variety of he althy foods. And why not take the opportunity to try the famous combination of ice cream and pickles?
Did you know that one in six children is born into food insecurity in Quebec? Pretty amazing, isn't it?
This is why the Olo Foundation supports more than 15,000 pregnant women every year to avoid the harmful effects that insufficient or inadequate nutrition could have on the development of their unborn child and on their chances of success. The follow-up program offered to them, lasting 1,000 days, thus improves the he alth of their baby at birth in addition to contributing to the development of a stronger bond of parent-child attachment, to the sustainable integration of he althy eating habits within the family and, later, to the child's academic success as well as to his physical, psychological, emotional and social development.
The Olo Foundation
Founded in 1991, Fondation Olo's mission is to give all families in Quebec an equal opportunity to give birth to a he althy baby and to acquire good eating habits by acting during a crucial period, know the first 1,000 days of a child's life. It therefore offers personalized follow-up to pregnant women in need by offering them, among other things, prenatal multivitamins and coupons redeemable for various foods, not to mention educational tools and professional advice aimed at adopting threeessential behaviors: eating well, cooking and eating as a family. Since its creation, the Foundation has already helped more than 250,000 babies born he althy.
So, ready for the challenge?