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The Rainbow Program

September 30, 2009

In her junior year of high school in San Antonio, TX, Gillian Graham developed a program to teach elementary-age children simple ways to maintain a nutritionally balanced lifestyle. The Rainbow Program aims to improve nutrition in low-income communities by working to educate children and teenagers about small lifestyle changes that will lead to subtle but […]

Growing Chefs

September 15, 2009

Vegetarian and local and organic, oh my! New York City-based Growing Chefs was founded in 2005 by Annie Novak as a way to teach kids (and their parents!) about the delicious, wonderful ways in which food gets from the soil to the kitchen. On the organization’s website, Annie’s love of plants is translated into recipes […]

Rachael’s
Big Block Party!

September 10, 2009

In August, Rach and friends headed to Chicago to host the biggest block party Chicago has seen in quite some time!

Children’s Health Foundation

August 31, 2009

Children’s Health Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance health initiatives that benefit the mind, body and spirit of children. CHF works directly with schools to create positive change by offering programs that prevent childhood obesity, ensure school safety, prevent bullying and provide intercultural awareness training. Since 2005, CHF has made […]

<i>The Adventures of<br>Tommy the Tomato</i>

August 14, 2009

Teaching children about proper nutrition is no easy task. In order to promote positive attitudes about food and healthy eating, materials about nutrition must keep kids engaged, and most importantly, allow them to have fun learning! To meet this need, health and nutrition advocate Jay Holt created The Adventures of Tommy the Tomato, a guide […]

Mr. Food’s Tips for Kids

August 1, 2009

Art Ginsburg, aka “Mr. Food®,” was the first TV chef to promote practical “anybody can do it” cooking and food preparation solutions. After over 30 years of sharing his unique brand of quick and easy food tips and recipes with readers and viewers across the country, Mr. Food continues to find fresh ideas for cooking […]

Let’s Get Cooking…with David Fishman

July 21, 2009

David Fishman may be just shy of thirteen years old, but that’s not stopping him from becoming a big-time foodie. Read on for David’s advice to parents on packing the ideal school lunch, as well as his perspective on making the most out of the restaurant experience.

Super Healthy Kids

July 15, 2009

Super Healthy Kids is dedicated to teaching healthy habits to kids, one plate at a time. The mission of Super Healthy Kids is to provide the tools and resources that assist parents in teaching nutrition to their little ones, without nagging. Once kids learn what a balanced meal should look like, the kids can be […]

Ms. Chatham’s Lunch Box Sticker Chart

June 30, 2009

The parents in Whitney P.’s son’s kindergarten class were really struggling with how to get their kids (and their parents!) excited about packing healthier lunches. It was teacher Jen Chatham to the rescue when she came up with the idea of a Lunch Box Sticker Chart. Here’s how it works: For every fresh fruit or […]

The Children’s Institute Health and Fitness Program

June 15, 2009

Building self-esteem and lifelong healthy eating and fitness habits can be challenging for many children, but kids with special needs often face even greater obstacles to achieving these goals. Since 2005, The Children’s Institute (TCI), a private, nonprofit school in Verona, NJ dedicated to educating youngsters with special needs, has sponsored a Health and Fitness […]