BENEFITING: Recipe For Success Foundation
Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ makes healthy food fun with comprehensive experiential learning that weaves lessons in the garden and kitchen into core curriculum delivered in school or after. The only initiative in the country of it's scope, the chef-inspired Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ program introduces children to the entire cycle of food along with taste and flavor combinations, techniques, nutrition awareness and skills that will serve them for a lifetime, and empowers them to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves. 20,000 children have participated in the first 7 years.
The Foundation's efforts have attracted national media attention, support from the White House and demand from coast to coast. Parents report that their kids are now cooking at home, turning away from foods they have learned are unhealthy, and they display a solid awareness of what healthy eating is all about. Children are surprising themselves by trying, and even liking, vegetables that they would never touch before. And teachers are reporting improved behavior and attention spans in class.
With help from professional chefs, gardeners, nutritionists and teachers, the grade-specific Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ curriculum has been codified and extensively tested to produce an extensive S2P Instructor guide with hundreds of class content options designed to relate to harvest schedules, grade-level core learning objectives and a variety of delivery schedules and rotations. A national Affiliate Model framework was launched in 2012, underpinned by comprehensive instructor training, certification and ongoing support to ensure results consistent with historic achievements. S2P Programs are briskly expanding to every school district in Houston, and to schools from coast to coast that join as Recipe for Success Affiliate Partners. You can raise money to bring Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ to your school. Just $5,000 will fund three years worth of Affiliate fees, instructor training and support.