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Orange You Glad It's Sweet Potato Mash

Orange You Glad It's Sweet Potato Mash

To celebrate Thanksgiving and help bring more nutritious options to the table, Rachael wrote this mashed sweet potato recipe for the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (Rach was named a Council member in 2014!) that your friends and family will love!

Serves 4-6

Feed-A-Neighbor Turkey and Veggie Chili

Feed-A-Neighbor Turkey and Veggie Chili

Share this nutritious, delicious chili with family, friends or a neighbor in need. This dollar-stretcher recipe will feed a crowd and was created by Rach to kick off the 9 Million Meals challenge!

Serves 8-10

Grilled Lemon-Orange Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Brown-and-Wild Rice

Grilled Lemon-Orange Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Brown-and-Wild Rice

This zesty, good-for-you recipe is perfect for a family dinner. "Pickling" the meat with citrus makes for a quicker prep time.

Serves 4

 
The Youth Becoming Healthy Project

The Youth Becoming Healthy Project

www.ybhproject.org

Pamela Green Jackson formed the Youth Becoming Healthy Project  to educate school students about the importance of eating healthy and exercising. Initially starting out by providing newspaper supplements as part of the Newspapers in Education program, YBH now has fitness centers in five Georgia middle schools. The program converts vacant classrooms into fitness centers, and offers free fitness and nutrition education, personal trainers, fitness competitions and goal-setting exercises to enable students to set and achieve their own goals. Since 2004, YBH has improved the lives of thousands of children.

Pamela says, "My brother lost his battle with obesity and my goal is that the buck stops here and the trend reverses." According to CDC, obesity is one of the top causes of preventable death in the United States; Pamela is doing her part to prevent those numbers from rising by spreading the message of moving more and healthy eating to as many students as possible.

Named a "CNN Hero of the Week," a video about Pamela Green Jackson and the Youth Becoming Healthy Project is available online, and more information about the organization is available on their website.