We began programming in five geographically and ethnically diverse Houston ISD Elementary Schools in the fall of 2006, where we tested our theories, fine-tuned our delivery, developed our Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ curriculum and measured our results, which were impressive. After a year in our program, children are eating an average of 30% more fresh fruits and vegetables and are far more willing to try new, or unfamiliar foods. Better yet, they are sharing their healthy food enthusiam with the whole family.
We are committed to making our Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ available to as many children as possible. Through a competitive grant process, we still donate our Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ to four Showcase Schools in Houston where we continue to test out new ideas and lesson plans and maintain a robust dialog with teachers and parents.
In 2010 we began offering our programs via our on-staff S2P Instructor team on a fee-for-service contract basis to any Houston area school or community center. Contract programming may take place during the school day or after school and within all grades or a limited selection of grades, so the implementation at each of these locations is tailored especially to fit their needs.
In 2010, we were also asked to bring our successful programs to national scale. This request prompted our development and testing of the Recipe for Success Affiliate Partner program underpinned by rigorous S2P Instructor training, certification and ongoing support to ensure results are consistent with historic achievements.
Recipe for Success Affiliate Partnerships are now open for enrollment to schools and community centers nationwide as well as in Houston.
Interested in bringing Recipe for Success Foundation's award-winning Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ programs to your school? Find information here.
Anne Weinheimer, RFS Teacher of the Year, Briscoe Elementary
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