Archive for the ‘How Cool is That?’ Category

Rainbeau Ridge

March 31, 2009

Rainbeau Ridge, a “real and accessible” farm, is located in Bedford Hills, NY, forty miles northwest of New York City. In 2002, owners Lisa and Mark Schwartz set out to create a place where people young and old could feel at home, connect to the land, sense the awe of nature, gain a comfort with […]

Zest Quest

March 16, 2009

Zest Quest is a nonprofit children’s health initiative whose mission is to educate and inspire children to live healthier lifestyles. Launched in 2004 in South Carolina, Zest Quest seeks to create an enjoyable environment that inspires children to lead physically, emotionally and intellectually healthier lives through interactive, curriculum-based educational mentorship programs. The Zest Quest Program […]

The Budding Cook

February 27, 2009

The Budding Cook offers exciting, hands-on cooking classes for kids, right in their own kitchens! Started by a mom who grew up with parents who cooked recipes from all around the world, classes with The Budding Cook help kids develop a passion for cooking and tasting new flavors. Whether it is preparing traditional favorites like […]

"Ms. Jana" and the Laconia Early Learning Center

February 17, 2009

Jana G., affectionately known as “Ms. Jana” at the Laconia Early Learning Center in Laconia, NH, has made a real difference in the lives of over 100 children. When their cook of many years left, Jana took over the kitchen and has truly changed the way the kids eat. For starters, she introduced more fresh […]

Ithaca Children’s Garden

January 31, 2009

The Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) is an innovative grassroots effort to create exciting, interactive, garden-based experiences for children of all ages. Based in Ithaca, NY, the ICG develops, implements and evaluates a wide range of garden-based education programs for children, teens and the community. The ICG hosts a wide variety of intergenerational programs, blending disciplines […]

Get Moving – Get Healthy <br>New Jersey

January 16, 2009

The mission of Get Moving – Get Healthy New Jersey (GMGH – NJ) is to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. GMGH – NJ encourages a healthy lifestyle – especially healthy eating and physical activity – through educational programs, its website, publications and targeted marketing campaigns. Rutgers Cooperative Extension works in partnership with […]

Wellness Across America

December 31, 2008

Wellness Across America™ launched in 2003 in an effort to better connect school districts and community wellness initiatives to parents and their children. Combining the expertise of health and education professionals with marketing and design experience, the founders of this initiative have developed a comprehensive turn-key program that “markets” wellness in a way that empowers […]

Spatulatta

December 16, 2008

Spatulatta.com is a website where where kids teach kids through video recipes! How cool is that?! Spatulatta presents a fun and compelling website that is helping to foster a whole new generation of young cooks, not only by introducing cooking skills, but also through modeling behavior for using healthy, fresh, basic ingredients. What’s different about […]

Added Value

November 28, 2008

Added Value is a nonprofit organization that promotes the sustainable development of Red Hook, Brooklyn by nurturing a new generation of young leaders. This organization creates opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban […]

Nourish Interactive

November 14, 2008

Are you looking for an entertaining and interactive way to teach your elementary schooler about food, nutrition and exercise? Nourish Interactive is a free resource for fun nutrition games for kids and interactive activities and nutrition tools for parents and children. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, this nutrition education website gives children the […]

PS 302: The Emerson School of Hospitality

November 1, 2008

Located in Buffalo, NY, PS 302: the Emerson School of Hospitality is a unique public high school learning environment that blends academics, culinary arts and food industry career training. In existence for over 50 years, it began as the brainchild of the late Peter Gust Economou, a world renowned hotelier and former President of the […]

America’s Grow-a-Row

October 15, 2008

New Jersey-based America’s Grow-a-Row’s mission is to help those in need through a volunteer effort of planting, picking and delivering fresh produce via a unique model that: heightens awareness of socio-economic issues, highlights the importance of local farms and inspires volunteers across many generations and skill sets. Inspired by the efforts of a single volunteer […]

Common Threads

October 7, 2008

Common Threads helps bridge cultural boundaries and strengthens our global family by teaching children about their similarities and differences in the warm comfort of the kitchen: their mission is to educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. Through the simple process of […]

The Food Trust

September 30, 2008

Started as a produce market in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal, The Food Trust has expanded its mission to increase access to affordable and nutritious foods, improve the health of children and adults through better nutrition and to support local farms and sustain the environment. The Food Trust accomplishes these goals by working on initiatives to improve […]

SmallStep

September 15, 2008

A program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the SmallStep Adult & Teen website, along with the SmallStep Kids website, is a terrific resource for learning how even small changes can add up to big results when it comes to getting active and eating healthy. The sites are filled with tips to […]