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Recipe For Success Foundation
September 28, 2011

Recipe for Success is a wonderful organization. I am glad that we are partnering with them to bring a healthier way of thinking about food to our school. Last year we partnered with Recipe for Success to help us build our school/community garden and to implement their "seed to plate" program at our school. The call of teaching our students, staff and parents healthy eating alternatives was answered by the collaboration with Recipe for Success. In a little over a year, students have grown vegetables with their own hands, shared them with families and in the Recipe for Success after-school program, some students have learned to cook and eat more vegetables and fruit. For some students, many of the vegetables they have cooked, they have never eaten before or even seen before. Recipe for Success has even partnered with us to judge our school's annual Chili Cook-Off and introduced the career of chef to our students during Career Day. Our students and staff have been included in Recipe for Success's wonderful contests that encourage one to think about the choices they are making concerning the nourishment of their body. The testament to their great work is when we started Recipe for Success this year, the waiting list for the membership has more than doubled our capacity level. I even talked with a disappointed parent yesterday because her student is still on the waiting list. I even have students stop by my office daily to see if a space has become available. If there is one thing I could change about Recipe for Success (and we are trying to find a way for next semester) is to have more students experience the Recipe for Success after-school program. Currently, we can only host 20 students per semester and we would love to expand that number. The skills and information that the students and staff learn are invaluable. This education inevitable spills over into the families and eventually the community as a whole. Thanks Recipe for Success for a job well done.

The Great!

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

the daily interaction with students and staff. I have seen the students and staff grow their own vegetables at our garden (that Recipe for Success helped us build), cook them and share them with family. The huge waiting list is a testament to the impact that the group is having on our students, staff, family and community.

Ways to make it better...

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

include more students in the Recipe for Success after-school program.

More feedback

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

through the partnership with CAN DO Houston (Children And Neighbors Defeat Obesity).

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Thinking more consciously about eating healthier and trying more vegetables.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I collaborate with Recipe for Success to bring open the minds of our students and staff about healthy food choices. .