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
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.
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!