Recipe for Success Foundation

February 15, 2012  • 

Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation is dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food, and by educating and mobilizing the community to provide healthier diets for children. The organization has developed a comprehensive experiential learning program that makes healthy food fun, and works to make healthy food available to a broader community.

Launched in 2005 by Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Recipe for Success Foundation now empowers over 4,000 children each month with its signature Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ program and other initiatives. The organization began by giving monthly hands-on classes in area schools that put children in touch with their food from seed to plate, then expanded to include after-school and summer camp programs, parent classes and community outreach. The impact has been powerful: Recipe for Success reports that children are changing their habits and attitudes, surprising themselves by trying and even liking vegetables that they would never even touch before. Parents report that their children now want to help cook and more often reach for the healthier option without prompting.

Recipe for Success is now growing its Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ program to a national scale with an intensive train-the-trainer certification and curriculum support structure, while expanding their activities in Houston to ensure that every elementary school has access to its nutrition education programs. Other initiatives ramping up include Eat It! Food Adventures books and television show; an urban agricultural project and mobile green market and a host of contests and tools to build community awareness and passion for change.

Visit the Recipe for Success Foundation website to learn more about this growing organization and how you can bring the Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ program to your schools!