August 2007 Archives

20th Anniversary of The James Beard Foundation to support Recipe For Success!

Gracie Cavnar
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Mark your calendars
Friday, September 28th
7:00 pm at The Aquarium in downtown Houston

Charles Clark*Ibiza Food & Wine Bar
Robert Del Grande*, Cafe Annie
Ryan Pera*17 at the Alden Hotel
Monica Pope*, t'afia
Kathy Ruiz,  Landry's Signature Restaurants
John Sheely*Mockingbird Bistro
 *These chefs generously donate their time to Recipe for Success

Dinner Sponsored by: Downtown Aquarium & Whole Foods Market

The James Beard Foundation will
donate a small portion of the dinner's proceeds
to Recipe for Success Foundation.  We are very grateful!

For reservations by telephone, please call (713) 524-8351

Recipe for Success Team present at Texas PTA conference

Gracie Cavnar
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Practically the entire R4S staff descended on Austin in mid July to conduct a workshop for the Texas PTA Summer Leadership Conference. Topic: Establishing a Team Nutrition Wellness Committee in Your School.  It was a great success and we look forward to more community outreach like this.  In the coming months we will participate in the Town Hall on School Nutrition organized in Houston by Parents for Public Schools on Saturday September 15 and the Annual Hispanic Family Conference also in Houston on September 26th.

As more and more parents and teachers are becoming aware of the obesity epidemic, R4S is called on to discuss effective preventive measures and share best practices.

Recipe for Success & Gracie Cavnar to be featured on Living Smart on Sunday August 19 at 3:00 p.m. Channel 8

Gracie Cavnar
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A camera crew from Houston PBS followed me around for a week last fall, from my own kitchen to one of our Chefs in Schools classes at MacGregor Elementary and beyond, all the while talking about what we are doing at Recipe for Success to combat childhood obesity.  Afterwards the show's host, Patricia Gras interviewed me in the studios to get the full Recipe for Success story.  Although I have not seen the finished product, the video production beautifully captured  the energy of one of our Kids Cooking classes and the excitement of the children as they learned to prepare healthy new dishes.  Hopefully you can either watch it or Tivo the show.  It will be repeated Thursday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Perfect timing to get you fired up to join us in the classroom or gardens this fall.  See you there?  Gracie