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Recipe For Success Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   68 reviews 4,308

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Address:

P.O. Box 56405 Houston TX 77256 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Recipe for Success Foundation is to combat childhood obesity and encourage long-term health by altering the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food.

Results:

We are recording a 30% increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and parents are reporting a reduced resistance to trying new healthy foods.

Target demographics:

Children under 11, their families and communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

3200 children

Programs:

our signature Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ curriculum. The largest program of its kind, RFS has reached over 30,000 children with an integrated schedule of classes in the garden and kitchen. We have documented: significant improvements in nutrition knowledge, increases in consumption of fruits and vegetables, and a greater willingness to try new fruits and vegetables. In 2010, RFS was asked by the current administration to bring our programs to national scale prompting the development of Affiliate Partnerships which launched in 2012. Our kid's cookbook, Eat It! Food Adventures was released in 2012 and has since won eleven national publishing awards. We created the VegOut! Challenge to support efforts of families and individuals to eat healthier with our 30 Ways in 30 Days Challenge - a year-round advocacy promo for eating new vegetables which culminates every March. More about our programs: recipe4success.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Recipe for Success is helping Houston fight childhood obesity. Their programs not only reiterate important messages regarding healthy food selection, but they also teach children to be interested in where, how and when their food gets to them. Understanding the story of how food arrives seed-to-plate cultivates an appreciation and constant craving for what is fresh and good. When kids make better food choices, their families do too.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Through hands-on experiential education in the garden and culinary classrooms, students create a deep relationship with food and begin building the foundation of a lifetime of health. By making healthy food fun, students' are empowered with a knowledge and awareness of where food comes from and the skills to grow and cook their own. Learning, thinking and true human knowledge is ignited outside the bounds of a normal classroom and students' lives are activated by making fresh fruits and vegetables the "normal" in their daily life.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Recipe for Success has been a great program for our students. Introducing them to the entire process of taking seeds al the way to their plates. Students are trying different foods they wouldn't typically taste because they planted the actually seeds.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely love seeing the children gain new knowledge and skills that will help them make better and healthier choices with food. I love their excitement and energy in trying things out for the first time. but most importantly how they change their minds about a certain food and their excitement to share it with their family. Please keep on supporting this Great Non-Profit organization, Recipe for Success is Amazing!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I really enjoy volunteering with RFS. There are so many different volunteer opportunities and you can do a little or a lot. I've especially enjoyed working with the kids in the classroom. You really get to see firsthand the success of RFS mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Recipe4Success has been tremendous in providing our school all the support we need to maneuver through the program.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a volunteer with Recipe for Success Foundation. The staff is well organized and keeps in constant contact with volunteers regarding ongoing opportunities. A beautiful monthly e-magazine is sent that keeps volunteers and other stakeholders abreast of the goings on within the organization. Recipe for Success Foundation is a place where you can really see the impact that the program has on the children. Things are only getting more exciting as Hope Farms is getting closer to fruition!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Recipe for Success provides many resources for teachers and students to learn about healthy foods and gardening.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Recipe for Success is an amazing program for our students! They help teach our students all about healthy food choices, cooking, gardening. Our students get little to no exposure when it comes to choosing healthy foods, gardening, and cooking, and they absolutely love getting to participate in RFS. This program is helping change our students mind set about eating natural foods, and continue to bring necessary awareness to our parents.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Recipe for success does a wonderful job teaching and exposing children to healthy and delicious foods. By growing gardens and then using some of that food in recipes, they spark children's interest and help them develop a desire to eat healthier foods.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Recipe for Success helps children learn, in a hands on way, about plants, gardening, nutrition, and geography. Volunteering has allowed me to see first hand the positive impact this has with elementary kids. I get to volunteer with Emily Paul. Her enthusiasm and caring way, motivates children to want to learn, try new experiences, and ask questions. It is a terrific program that is worthwhile for a lifetime!

 
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