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.
America on Track is one of the best non profits. I am an Education and Economics major at Chapman University and have volunteered at many nonprofits and I still would say the aforementioned. As an intern for mainly the Mentoring for Children of Prisoners program, I was able to really see what goes behind the scenes. All the staff are so nice, energetic, and helpful. They stick to their goals and care about the quality of service they provide. For instance, for the end of year party, the staff put so much thought in the presents and activities for not only the mentors and mentees but also the siblings of the mentees. Additionally, they do stringent background checks to make sure that those who receive the service are given the best. Interning at this nonprofit allowed me to see that really a nonprofit should work with utmost care and respect. I am very grateful that I was able to help and be part of such an inspiring group.
I want America On Track and others to know how amazing it was to be a mentor. I really enjoyed my time with my mentee and am grateful programs like this exist to make communities come together and amicably advance. Thank you for this incredible experience.
The directors are passionate about these kids and want the best for them. That's what the future needs.
Dulce Arias delivered a great presentation to 3 of my junior classes at Westminster High School on Friday March 31st! She was very informative and engaging. My students learned about E-cigs, which is very relevant to their social circle and peer age group. I hope that the information Dulce shared will motivate my students to live a healthy and clean life!
Our Santa Ana community apartments had the great benefit of having Diane come out and give Nutrition classes to our residents. She was very professional, engaging, and knowledgeable. Her lessons were super fun and encouraged the residents to change their nutrition habits.
America on Track is a great organization dedicated to helping people improve their health through education. This is the 2nd year I have worked with them to help educate low income adults about their nutrition choices and how these choices can affect their health. Kris is an excellent presenter, he kept the clients engaged, brought informative hand outs and displays to give residents visual references about their bodies and health. Kris shared recipes with samples to show residents how they can prepare nutritious meals and snacks on a budget. The America on Track presentations have encouraged residents to eat healthier, try new things and make a more conscious effort in caring for their health. I look forward to bringing them back next year to present.