Recipe For Success Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Education, Food

Location: 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.  The earlier in life a person’s weight is brought under control, the better chance that person has of minimizing those health risks.  Novel approaches in the prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity are, therefore, urgently required. Children who are overweight at 11 will battle obesity issues for life, so early intervention is mandatory.
Results: Parents are reporting increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and 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 20,000 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:
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been involved with RFS for the past three years. My Store Managers have been involved with the children with their projects at school and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When the children and their parents come into the Store they can identify with the Store Manager and tell their parents about the Managers involvement at school. PRICELESS!!! Thank You RFS for teaching our children.

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I love Recipe for Success! The programs not only impact the children's individual lives, but also contribute to a healthier, more sustainable community. Changing our world to less consumerism and more organic choices is great in my mind!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

children learning from expert chefs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be exhausted!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the talented, interesting and intellectual people it attracts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, passionate and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

Ways to make it better...

everyone knew about Recipe for Success

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

developing broader school support

One thing I'd also say is that...

This program is replicable.

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