I had the pleasure of Interning with America On Track during fall of 2018. All of the employees that I worked with in the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention program have a strong passion towards what they do. Through community intervention they are able to educate high risk populations on healthier eating and ways to become more active. The organization itself places a strong emphasis on giving back to the community through multiple programs they offer.
Hector, from America on Track provided two presentations to our parents about how to find inexpensive ways to eat healthy. The information given was clear, interesting and helpful.
He was very accommodating to our parents and made sure to answer all of their questions. The class was very interactive and his enthusiasm made the workshop fun and engaging. America on Track is lucky to have such passionate staff.
America On Track has been visiting us at the Buena Park Senior Activity Center and providing educational workshops as well as bringing samples to go along with our two food pantry programs. It has been an exceptional partnership as we have been able to provide our seniors with much needed resources. Since America On Track started visiting our site, our seniors have received additional information on how to live a healthy lifestyle as well as learned a few tips on how to save money when purchasing food at the grocery store. In all, we are happy to have America on Track visit our center and we look forward to continuing our partnership in providing our seniors with the best resources.
Interning at America on Track over the Summer was a rewarding experience that helped to show me how much work a non-profit can do to benefit the community. The staff I had the pleasure of working with were kind, helpful and truly enjoyed helping the communities they worked with move towards a healthier life. I feel America on Track has done great things for the community and will continue to for many years to come.
America on track has been doing a Amazing job for the Buena Park Community for Jamboree housing. Many residents from Park Landing apartments have expressed on how helpful America on track is and how they really enjoy these classes and want to continue having more. Kaylyn has done a wonderful job by providing very educational classes and yet very fun. Many residents really enjoy learning to eat healthier and knowing that America on track and Jamboree Housing is there to provide the best services for Park Landing Apartments.
Excited for these next couple months that America on track will be providing for our summer program with my students!
America on Track has been coming to our Preschool Program with their multi lesson nutrition series teaching the children about healthy nutrition and its benefits. The children have enjoyed the classes and the variety of ways the information has been presented. They especially enjoyed the fun physical and interactive activities Jazmine used to explain things to them. The children were never rush and always given an opportunity to participate. One child even commented to me "I like Jazmine because I'm shy and she is so patient with me. I like that." We have 3 back to back sessions and they have been so support by making themselves available to attend all 3 sessions and provide all the children of the center with the nutrition classes which I know can generally be very challenging for program such as there's to be able to do, but they make it work. The nutrition message America on Track teaches aligns with our center philosophy and we appreciate having the opportunity to have them here and also look forward to working with them in the future. Thank you, Lisa Site Supervisor Figueroa CDC
I am a Mother of three children and 4 grandchildren. For my personal improvement and good health, I am involved in two committees in the city I live in: Buena Park. Through these committees I have the opportunity to collaborate and volunteer with America On Track. They have given support based on nutrition, rethink your drink, and how to read a label. The guidance on these topics has changed my family’s eating habits, allowing us to lose weight. It is surprising that a good motivation can make a positive change based off food, mental, and physical instruction. I thank the optimism of all the people who collaborate in this wonderful center. America On Track, keep promoting good health.
Thanks so much Analilia! We absolutely love partnering with you and the wonderful Buena Park FIT Committee residents! :)
I enjoyed my time Interning in the office at America on Track. Everyone on the staff is super nice, professional, and positive. I got to do a lot of things for the tobacco programs that included created press releases, data entry, and even conducting surveys. I've learned the importance of raising community awareness while the time I was here and I hope my work will make a difference in the community.
America on Track came to my classroom to speak to my high school freshmen about the dangers of e-cigs and vapes. This was really interesting to my students because so many kids these days just dont understand the risk of experimenting with these devices. America on Track did a great job educating the students on the harmful and dangerous effects of this addiction.
I really liked how Kris kept the students engaged when he came in to present the nutrition class at our school. He was well prepped and knew what he was talking about. Nicely done.
This presentation got the students engaged. They know about it already and for them to participate as much as they did was good to see. The graphics got their attention since many of them only see the "glamorous" side of it and the "social" side of it. America on Track showed the reality of it. If you have not had them come to your site to present to students I highly recommend it. They adapted to my classes to repeat content as my students were required to take cornell notes during the presentation. Great to work with.
Kris did a great job with the students in his nutrition classes. The students enjoyed the healthy treats and they were always excited to come to his class. He knew what he was doing and he was able to deliver the information clearly. I did not get a chance to thank him personally, but I'm hoping this message gets to him. Thank you, Mr. Kris, from Raymond Temple. -Ms. Pascual
Mr. Kris visited our After School Program in Buena Park for five sessions as part of the nutrition course America On Track offers to the youth. The kids who attended were overall very attentive. They enthusiastically answered questions and asked plenty of questions too. Kids especially were happy to receive healthy snacks as part of the course. The models (e.g. muscle and fat) that Kris brought as demonstrations for how our body reacts to proper or improper nutrition were very useful in helping the kids visualize and retain the concepts. I think Mr. Kris was an excellent instructor. He really captured and held the kids' attention. I think his way of explaining the lessons were simple and clear, perfect for kids! Thank you Kris and America On Track for coming to teach the kids the importance of nutrition. The information was very valuable.
I absolutely love America on Track! I interned for this organization over the summer, and had such a wonderful experience. Every staff member was kind and extremely dedicated to their work. The organization has such a big impact on children's lives.
Interning for America On Track has affected my life in so many positive ways. Not only did I learn what it's like to work in a professional setting, but I got to work for a great cause surrounded by friendly and compassionate people. The mentorship program for children of prisoners is one of the several amazing programs that America On Track offers. This wonderful organization continues to make a positive impact on the lives of those in Orange County and I am so blessed to have been a part of the cause.
Here at FVHS we really appreciate being able to participate in the Tobacco Prevention Project presented and fully run by America on Track. Their whole team were professional and great with our students and staff. It is a worth while program we would recommend to other schools to participate in this no cost project that is good for kids.
My experience with America on Track has been incredible, the information provided during the nutrition classes have such a positive impact on people and motivates them to obtain a healthier eating lifestyle!
I love the idea that the students strive to improve their fitness. Nutrition is included. They are learning about vegetables and long term effects. (Principal comments)
Fourth grade says, "It's so much fun! We're getting more exercise. We work as a team. The teacher is really nice. "
In third grade, Rachel says, " I learned that vegetables can be delicious.' Collette said, " We are getting healthy by playing fun games." All of third grade chimed in, "I wish we had it every day!"
Our center had had representatives from America On Track teach our students in grades 1-6 about nutrition. Through the sessions the students learn about making healthier snack and food choices along with being able to taste test a variety of healthy snack options. The students get survey'd too and overall they really enjoy the classes.
WTLC works with survivors of domestic violence and exploitation. America on Track provides us with a service that is key. We see our role as creating program that changes the health of communities. The partnership has made this accessible. We provide emotional support and America on Track helps with the basic needs that change health outcomes. wouldn't be so far without their work.