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steve nash. showdown. snackdown.

pass chip scorethis summer, two-time nba mvp steve nash is bringing his annual new york city event; showdown –  to dowtown la and popchips is on hand to make sure the free snacks are as appealing as the free entertainment.

steve nash foundation1since 2008, steve nash has been bringing together his nba friends and pro soccer buddies every summer to benefit kids through a pick-up game like no other.  imagine your favorite athletes playing on the same kind of field you played on as a kid.  now imagine adding some great tunes, some (awesome) snacks, and the sports icons you only usually see on tv.  well, imagine no longer – because it’s all possible thanks to this unique, fun, and free event!  set in urban locations, the steve nash foundation’s showdown is a 6, 7, or 8-per-side, with the pros mixing it up for charity.  with past rosters including the likes of thierry henry, tony parker, massimo ambrosini, chris bosh, javier zanetti, baron davis, giuseppe rossi, joakim noah, stu holden and more; the showdown is the most unique sporting spectacle we’ve come across . . . and it’s good for you, the kids, and the community.

the steve nash foundation showdown kicks off this sunday, july 14th, in downtown la. visit for more information and to follow the antics on twitter at @stevenashfdn

steve nash foundation showdown


steve nash foundationabout the steve nash foundation: the steve nash foundation is a us 501(c)(3) and registered canadian charity dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life.  snf works to increase access to critical needs resources at home and abroad to ensure that every child has a chance to grow.  showdown l.a. benefits the steve nash foundation’s work to enhance research addressing child abuse outcomes and interventions. learn more at

win a spot at patrick’s procamp

popchips and procampspop into action at patrick’s procamp with popchips at kinder’s bbq!

we teamed up with kinders bbq and procamps to give one lucky snacker the chance to win a spot at  patrick’s san francisco procamp and vip luncheon! just pop into any kinder’s bbq location this weekend (june 8th and 9th) to enter!

san francisco’s top tackler (and snacker), patrick’s procamp takes place on june 15th and 16th at gunn high school in palo alto, where campers will learn from and interact with patrick during two days with 7 hours of instruction and fun. 

kinders logoour winner and their guest will also be invited to popchips’ post-workout vip coaches and partners luncheon — an exclusive opportunity for vip’s (very important popstars) to have lunch with patrick on-site immediately following the conclusion of camp.  guests will enjoy lunch provided by bay area legend, kinder’s bbq, famous for three generations of award-winning recipes and authentic flavors. 

so pop into any kinder’s bbq location this weekend (june 8th and 9th) to enter to win a spot to patrick’s procamp and vip luncheon!

click here for official contest rules.

pop into action with procamps

popchips and procampspopchips is thrilled to partner with procamps and their world-class lineup of athletes to provide healthier snacks to over 20,000 kids at summer sports camps nationwide.

“the opportunity to partner with procamps and their impressive list of athletes helps us reinforce our commitment to encouraging a healthier lifestyle, including physical activity and a well-balanced diet,” said michael parisi, svp of marketing for popchips.

the camps, which kicked off may 4th and will run through september, will support kids grades k-8. each camp features skill contests, drill stations and lectures, along with a lunch complimented by a range of healthier snacks provided by popchips.

for more information on procamps, please visit

chipping in for boston

OneFundFlag-smwe’re honored to team up with ultimate bootcamp boston & sarah dussault to support one fund boston - an organization formed to help those most affected by the tragic events that occurred in boston on april 15, 2013.

if you’re in the boston area on saturday, april 27, 2013, pop by the rose kennedy greenway in the north end for ultimate boston bootcamp’s free spring workout (and popchips aplenty, of course)! best of all, $2 will be donated to one fund boston for ever patron that comes to participate!

snack and ski bay area giveaway

ahhh, spring time.  time to “spare me the guilt chip” and reward yourself for sticking to your new year’s resolutions.  this season, popchips is teaming up with the bay area ski bus and sierra-at-snack and ski.tahoe resort so you can win a spring ski trip for 4; complete with lift tickets, transportation, a popchips snowboard and a snack pack full of new tortilla popchips.

it doesn’t get better than spring skiing at sierra-at-tahoe.  (except of course when it’s free, and you’re bearing your oh-so-toned arms that look amazing because you’ve been hitting the gym, shopping the salad bar at whole foods, and snacking on naturally delicious popchips since january 1st.)

want to win it? of course you do! just follow @popchipsSF on twitter to find out how you and 3 friends can get  poppin’ with bay area ski bus and sierra-at-tahoe.

put some super in your bowl

guest blogger: manuel villacorta, nationally recognized registered dietitian & owner of mv nutrition center in san francisco

tortilla.championchipfootball sunday has become a sacred day in america, and is often welcomed with nearly as much food as thanksgiving.  you can easily pack over 2,200 calories on snacks alone! with all the days excitement and activity it is easy to over consume and let your inhibitions down. here are some practical tips to help you enjoy football’s biggest day without making your waistline grow!

am i going to tell you to stop eating? no! we are going to focus on harm reduction. promote less harm by including these types of snacks for the big game:

say hola tortilla and adios guilt. the u.s. calorie control council estimates that americans pack tortilla salsaaway 11 million pounds of chips during sunday’s big game. replace your traditional fried tortilla chips with tortilla popchips. this simple switch will reduce your calorie and fat intake without sacrificing the flavor.

meet your newest salsa partner:  volume is key to a game changing guacamole. try adding pico de gallo salsa (fresh tomatoes, onions, and cilantro) and add it to your guacamole. the result will be ranch tortilla popchips a hearty and delicious dip that is lower in calories and fat. pair with salsa tortilla popchips.

the coolest cream of the crunch: switch up your ranch wing dip. chicken wings are always hot item on the menu, but it’s easy to overdo it with the high fat dressings and dips.  get cool by making an alternative dip full of flavor and low in fat. mix 1 cup greek yogurt with 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. nacho cheese tortilla popchipsolive oil, and 1-2 tbsp. fresh dill (or herb of your choice).  pair with ranch tortilla popchips.

a nacho above the rest: add this cilantro bean dip to your party spread; or spread it on top of chips to create a super nacho platter.  it is simple and sure to be a hit! blend 2 cans tortilla popchips black bean dipof drained black beans, 3 tbsp. black bean juice from can, 2 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 2 tbsp. cilantro paste, and a pinch of salt. pair with nacho tortilla popchips.

new tortilla popchips are available at your local mollie stone’s market.  head over to to find out how you can win a popchips snack pack for the big game!


manuel villacortawhy manuel pops: manuel villacorta is a nationally recognized registered dietitian owner of, mv nutrition, an award winning nutrition center in san francisco. he is the creator and author of eating free: the carb friendly way to lose inches. he is a health contributor for huffington post, fox news latino and univison.

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popchips game changers

playback: game changers chip in.

we were incredibly fortunate to team up with 15 pro athletes to make a difference in local communities across north america. from the usa’s top goalkeeper, hope solo, san francisco’s star pitcher, tim lincecum, and baltimore’s all-star running back, ray rice (to name a few), our popchips game changers came through for some amazing causes. check out the exciting replay.