Some Good News from My Own Backyard

The Houston Chronicle had an article yesterday describing some promising children’s health/anti-obesity initiatives going on right here in Houston schools, including Recipe for Success, the “seed to plate” organization for which I volunteer monthly, along with HealthCorps and Activate for Kids.  While these innovative programs unfortunately can’t reach all the kids in our almost 300 schools, at least we can learn from them what works in leading kids to make more healthful choices.  [One notable omission from the Chron’s piece was the very worthy Marathon Kids program, also operating in some Houston schools.]

And speaking of Recipe for Success, I thought I’d share some photos from last week’s “Iron Chef” competition in which our fourth grade class divided into groups and had to prepare a dish — a quinoa salad we’d made previously – from memory. It was lots of fun, and gratifying to see how much the kids remembered from the year we spent together:

My team, Table 4, hard at work Chef Monica Pope, former Top Chef Masters competitor, ponders the entries Table 4 wins “Best Presentation!”


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