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Winter 2012 Issue

Foundation Matters is a quarterly electronic newsletter that covers current Foundation activities. It is sent to Academy members who have donated to the Foundation.

In This Issue

  • A Message from Diane Heller, MMSC, RD, LD, Foundation Chair
  • Foundation Scholarships, Funding the Future of the Dietetics Profession
  • Annual Fund News
  • Kids Eat Right Update

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Message from Diane Heller, MMSc, RD, LD, Foundation Chair

Happy holidays! As 2012 comes to a close, I would like to share the exciting accomplishments of your professional Foundation over the past few months. With your help, we have achieved many great things. We have seen tremendous growth in all of our initiatives that will continue to advance the dietetic profession and improve the nutritional health of children and adults all over the world.

We had an incredibly successful FNCE this October in Philadelphia. The Foundation raised $485,000 through event sponsorship, registration, and member donations to benefit the Annual Fund. We are grateful to everyone that attended our FNCE events and all of our event sponsors including: Truvia® natural sweetener, silver level sponsors: Unilever and Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition® and bronze level sponsor CoroWise® brand. Their support enables the Foundation to continue providing scholarships, research grants and awards, and developing public education programs. Here are some highlights from FNCE.

The Foundation hosted three pre-FNCE symposiums, which provided attendees with cutting edge information about a variety of important nutrition topics. Our symposium sponsors Nestle Nutrition Institute, Abbott Nutrition Health Institute and Ajinomoto were instrumental to the success of our symposiums.

The Nestle Nutrition Institute sponsored the Foundation Symposium titled Optimal Hydration: New Insights, which explored the importance of proper hydration for children. The Nestle Nutrition Institute is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to enhance the quality of people’s lives all over the world through science-based nutrition. For more information, visit www.nestlenutrition-institute.org

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute sponsored The Time is Now: Elevating the Role of Nutrition for Better Patient Outcomes, which opened a dialogue about the physiology of malnutrition. Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is committed to being a knowledge center and a conduit for the exchange of ideas focused on innovative nutrition solutions and education approaches. They are dedicated to helping health care professionals improve patient outcomes and enhance the health of people worldwide. For more information, visit anhi.org/what-is-abbott-nutrition-health-institute.

Ajinomoto sponsored the third Foundation Symposium: Environmental and Genetic Factors Influencing Infant Food Choice and Body Weight Gain. Since its start in 1909, Ajinomoto has established itself as a household food brand in Japan and has grown to accommodate operations in 23 countries. For more information, visit www.ajinomoto-usa.com

This year’s Foundation Kids Eat Right Gala drew more than 650 Academy members and friends. Gala attendees enjoyed the social event of FNCE in an evening full of gourmet food and dancing. Special thanks to gala sponsors ConAgra Foods, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program and Academy Partner, ARAMARK for this magical evening.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program, has been a proud sponsor of the Foundation Gala for more than 15 years. They are known as the chief source for beef nutrition, including mouth-watering recipes, educational tools, helpful tips and updates on emerging research about beef’s beneficial role in a healthy diet. For more information, please visit www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com.

ConAgra Foods has also been a very valuable supporter of the Foundation. For this reason, they were awarded the 2012 Foundation Corporate Award. In addition to its sponsorship of the Gala, ConAgra Foods has supported numerous Foundation initiatives and has supported Kids Eat Right through FNCE booth activities and sponsorship of the first ever Kids Eat Right Shop Cook Eat Summit. ConAgra Foods is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. For more information, please visit www.conagrafoods.com.

The Foundation also gained traction for the Kids Eat Right Initiative at FNCE through fundraisers by our corporate supporters as well as the Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series. Thanks to ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, PepsiCo, Shamrock Farms and Unilever who raised money for Kids Eat Right at their exhibit booths. Their generous efforts are expected to raise $10,000 for the Foundation. At the three-day Kids Eat Right Breakfast Series, attendees enjoyed a nutritious breakfast while learning new tools to communicate with clients and consumers about the importance of the breakfast meal. This Breakfast Series resulted in concrete takeaways for the RDs in attendance. The breakfast series was generously sponsored by Academy Premier Sponsors, PepsiCo and the Kellogg Company.

FNCE was an exciting time for dietetic students as well. The Foundation was able to provide 155 students with $100 stipends for FNCE. The students had the opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and to meet with the donors who sponsored them during a special student session.

The Foundation has continued its commitment to the dietetic profession by making grants and awards available. The first CDR Simulation Grant was awarded to the Oklahoma Board of Regents, led by Patti Landers PhD, RD LD to develop an electronic medical record (EMR) simulation tool. The tool will aid programs in meeting over 10 Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetic Education (ACEND) 2012 standards and will be accessible to the profession at large for use in 2013. Landers said, “Thanks to The Commission on Dietetic Registration for funding this grant. We believe our project is of national importance as it will provide a needed resource that can be accessed by dietetic educations and students as well as practitioners in need of continuing education for MNT, the nutrition care process, informatics training and the use of EMRs.

I am pleased to announce that the 4th recipient of the Foundation’s Food and Nutrition Research Endowment has been selected. Hollie Raynor, PhD, RD, LDN from the University of Tennessee Knoxville was awarded the $35,000 grant for her pilot study which examines three dietary messages within a family-based pediatric obesity prevention intervention. Raynor said,“Conducting research in the area of weight management for children is something I have been doing for 16 years. This grant provides the opportunity to examine the effect of three different dietary messages provided to children on dietary quality, prevention of excessive weight gain, and eating pathology. I am excited to have this opportunity, as I am hoping that the investigation will provide valuable information about the most effective dietary message we can provide to children to optimize health.”

The Foundation awarded the Robert and Edna Langholz International Nutrition Award to Ricardo Uauy, PhD, MD, from Chile. This award recognizes an individual who helps increase the stature and image of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its individual members throughout the world, and is the highest honor bestowed by the Foundation. Dr. Uauy, a highly respected advisor to the UN, WHO and FAO, is an expert in nutritional science, applied biomedical research and population-based intervention programs. Dr. Uauy is to be commended for his commitment and dedication to improve global nutrition.

At the International Congress of Dietetics 2012 Convention in Sydney, Australia, the Foundation furthered international discussion of nutrition by sponsoring the Frances E. Fischer Lecture, entitled Using Nutrition Information and Technology to Improve Health: The Nutrition Informatics Global Challenge. Academy Members Elaine Ayres, MS, RD and Lindsay Hoggle, MS, RD presented the lecture.To learn more about the lecture and Elaine and Lindsey’s experience at ICDA, click here.

Kids Eat Right continues to make a nationwide impact by helping Registered Dietitians educate children and their families about the necessity of a quality diet. The Coca Cola Company Foundation provided a $100,000 educational grant which is supporting the efforts of the Kids Eat Right Crew and the implementation of the Energy Balance 4 Kids program in 2 high need schools in Kansas City. Through a 2-year, $300,000 educational grant from the National Dairy Council® (NDC) we are partnering with Feeding America and the NDC to help Americans obtain adequate amounts of healthy food and reduce food insecurity in the U.S., and $20,000 has been granted from the Wellmark Foundation to continue our Meet the Challenge project with the Iowa Department of Education. You’ll find more information on each of these below.

To thank Academy members for all that they do to support our mission, the Foundation created the Emeritus Society this year. The Emeritus Society is a special group of members who have displayed exemplary leadership, commitment and ongoing financial support to the Foundation. Emeritus Society members have been with the Academy for 25 years or more, and have supported the Foundation with lifetime giving of $50,000 or more. Thank you to our Emeritus Society members. For a full list of members in the Emeritus society, please visit www.eatright.org/Foundation/Donate/.

Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation and its initiatives. Your passion for creating healthy futures through philanthropy is our most valuable asset.

Sincerely,

Diane Heller Signature

Happy New Year,
Diane Heller, MMSc, RD, LD
Chair, Academy Foundation

Foundation Scholarships, Funding the Future of the Dietetics Profession

As the largest provider of dietetics scholarships, the Academy Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving students at all levels of study. These scholarships provide much needed support to Academy members furthering their academic careers by offering assistance for internship, undergraduate, didactic, graduate and PhD programs. The Foundation recently awarded $515,000 in scholarships to 342 students for the 2012-2013 academic year. One of this year’s recipients, Lori Bechard, received the Glenda Bible Memorial/Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Scholarship to pursue her PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she hopes to graduate in 2014. Bechard has worked in clinical pediatrics for 19 years, the last 15 of which she has spent at Boston’s Children’s Hospital.

"I wanted to understand better the impact of how what we eat impacts human health, and then work with real people to affect change," Bechard said

She has been able to change common practices as a result of her research on energy requirements for children undergoing bone marrow transplants. For the last 10 years, Bechard has been conducting research and says that it is the most rewarding professional experience that she has had. Bechard’s current goals are to complete her research projects and her PhD, which she hopes will help her obtain a research faculty position. With the help of the Academy Foundation, Bechard is one step closer to achieving her goals.

"The financial burden of paying for courses and accompanying resources has been lessened," Bechard said. "Thank you!"

The Commission on Dietetic Registration has continued to be a generous supporter of the Foundation’s award and scholarship program. Over the past three years alone, they have provided nearly $1.5 million to fund doctoral and diversity scholarships, advance practice residencies, leadership awards, grassroots marketing grants and interactive simulation grants.

“As part of my doctorate dissertation, I am developing new education and teaching tools to improve clinical competency within dietetic students, which expectantly will further improve the quality of dietetic practice,” said Elaf Farahat, CDR Doctoral Scholarship recipient.  

“This scholarship offers me incredible support during often unstable financial times. As I look forward to graduating and entering the nutrition workforce it is the generosity of CDR that helps to reduce the financial burden of obtaining a doctoral degree," said Shannon Looney, CDR Doctoral scholarship recipient. "Reducing this burden allows doctoral students, such as myself the opportunity to focus on conducting research and contributing to the field of nutrition as a future professional. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for CDR.”

The Commission on Dietetic Registration is the credentialing agency for the Academy and serves the public by establishing and enforcing standards for certification and recertification and by issuing credentials to individuals who meet these standards. CDR maintains a registry of more than 80,000 credentialed dietetics practitioners and has been an invaluable supporter of the Foundation over the years. To learn more about CDR, please visit www.cdrnet.org

The annual deadline to apply for a Foundation scholarship is February 15th. To learn more about Academy Foundation scholarships or to donate to the Foundation, please visit www.eatright.org/Foundation.

Annual Fund News

Support the Foundation of Your Profession

The Annual Fund generates unrestricted revenue for the Foundation to move the dietetic profession forward and create a happier and healthier nation. Gifts to the Annual Fund are directed to the areas of greatest immediate need. Every dollar you contribute to the Academy Foundation helps us provide scholarships, awards and grants to dietitians, as well as fund public education programs focused on creating healthier lifestyles for children and their families.

“My career was helped by many mentors. Some of these I knew—faculty, supervisors and colleagues. Yet many more were 'invisible mentors.' These were the unknown individuals whose names I will never know but whose generosity I can never forget," said foundation donor and Academy member Jane Libby, MA, RD. "As a member of the Academy I am now privileged to be an 'invisible mentor' and give from my gratitude to those who are the future of our profession and those we are committed to help. I contribute to the Academy Foundation with pride, and I encourage all members to do the same.”

This year, Academy member support helped us:

  • Award nearly $515,000 in scholarships to 342 dietetics students
  • Recognize Academy members’ accomplishments with more than $110,000 in awards and education stipends
  • Provide $176,000 in research grants to Academy members, including $35,000 for childhood obesity research through the Foundation’s Food and Nutrition Research Endowment
  • Help children and their families create healthier lifestyles through our Kids Eat Right initiative by granting $220,000 to RDs to deliver nutrition education programs

Please consider supporting the Annual Fund today by making a tribute gift, using the donation check-off box when renewing your Academy member dues, participating in a Foundation event at FNCE or visiting the Foundation's website to make a donation. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help raise awareness and funds to support the Annual Fund, please contact Amy Donatell at adonatell@eatright.org.

Foundation Receives Four-Star Charity Rating

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has received consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 16% of the charities rated have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the Foundation adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Learn more »

Remember that special dietitian through the Foundation Tribute Gift Program

March 13 is Registered Dietitian’s Day. Honor a mentor or remember a colleague while making a gift to the Foundation’s Tribute Gift Program. Your friend, colleague or loved one’s family will be notified of your thoughtfulness through a personalized acknowledgement card. All tribute gifts will be listed in the March Foundation Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ad along with the honoree’s name. Your support of the Annual Fund will enable the Foundation to continue to provide scholarships, research grants, continuing education awards and innovative educational programs through the Kids Eat Right initiative.

“Making a tribute donation to the Foundation really doubles my gift. It not only benefits the Foundation financially but also recognizes someone I want to honor,” said Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD

To make a Tribute Gift, contact Amy Donatell, Annual Fund Manager, 312/899-4767 or adonatell@eatright.org or go to www.eatright.org/Foundation/Tribute.

Dietetic Students Raise Money for the Annual Fund

The Foundation would like to thank students from Loyola University and Rush University in Chicago for their help with our telemarketing/fundraising campaign to support the Annual Fund. The following students exhibited true dedication to the dietetic profession and to the Foundation by donating their time to call past Foundation donors: Nawal Al-Nouri , Monica L Bojko, Jessica Borst, Anna Gacke, Erica Graham, Kelly L Kester, Kristen Lach, Divyani Sarkar and Maegan Walrath.

Are you a member of the Eat Right Society?

The Eat Right Society is a giving club that recognizes donors who contribute $250 or more each year to the Annual Fund or any of the Foundation's initiatives. In two years, the Eat Right Society has grown to more than 200 members! This year, the Foundation established the Early Professionals Eat Right Society. This giving club recognizes donors who have been in practice five years or less who make annual gifts of $50 or more.

Recognition for joining the Eat Right Society includes listing in the annual Foundation donor report, on the Foundation website, in a Journal ad and special donor ribbon at FNCE. Support will enable the Foundation to continue to provide scholarships, research grants, continuing education awards and innovative educational programs through the Kids Eat Right initiative. To join or to renew your gift online, visit www.eatright.org/foundation/eatrightsociety or contact Amy Donatell at adonatell@eatright.org.

Include the Foundation in Your Estate Plans

This new year, remember to include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation in your estate planning. Being part of the I WILL Legacy Society ensures that the Foundation has adequate support to continue its mission of advancing public health and nutrition utilizing the expertise of Registered Dietitians. Make the New Year’s Resolution that will leave a lasting impact!

“I donate to the Foundation because it’s the only source of grants and scholarships devoted solely to the dietitian. The more I learned about what the Foundation does and how our contributions are used to support what the RD does, the more I felt a true commitment to providing annual support. In fact, I also have made plans to provide support through the Legacy program,” said Patricia A. Obayashi, MS, RD, CDE.

For more information about the Legacy Society, please contact Susie Burns at 800/877-1600 ext. 4752 or sburns@eatright.org.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation strongly advocates consulting your legal and financial counsel when making estate plans.

Kids Eat Right Update

As Kids Eat Right enters its third year, we celebrate our nearly 3,600 Kids Eat Right campaign members! Kids Eat Right members have selected specific actions they commit to do in their community with schools, community groups, in work sites, with the media and policy makers to promote quality nutrition for all kids. Kids Eat Right is advancing science by supporting, implementing and evaluating community based projects promoting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors with kids and parents. Below is an overview of some of the exciting Kids Eat Right activities.

Kids Eat Right Toolkits and RD Mini-Grants

The Kids Eat Right toolkits have been a big draw for Academy members to sign up as Kids Eat Right campaign members, and have proven to be valuable resources for members. There are four toolkits with 19 presentations for different audiences and each toolkit is complete with presentation, leader notes, handout, and optional activity.

Kids Eat Right Toolkits

  • Healthy Breakfast. Everywhere You Go.
    Presentations for elementary, middle, high school students and adults
  • Healthy Snacking. In a Nutshell.
    Presentations for adults, adult athletes, parents, teachers/schools, coaches, elementary students, teens, teen athletes, and worksites
  • Family Champions. One Change at a Time.
    Three interactive parent workshops including cooking activities. Available in English and Spanish!
  • Family Meals. Anytime. Anyplace.
    Presentations for teens and adults

All toolkits can be downloaded by Kids Eat Right members at www.kidseatright.org/volunteer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $66,000 to Kids Eat Right members to use the toolkit presentations in their communities.

Content expertise for the toolkits has been provided by members of the following DPGs: Dietitians in Business and Communications; Food and Culinary Professionals; Nutrition Education for the Public; Pediatric Nutrition; Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness; School Nutrition Services; and Weight Management. Educational grants from the following companies provided educational grants to the Foundation to support the development of the toolkits and RD mini-grant awards: The Alliance for Potato Research and Education; The American Pistachio Growers; Chartwells; Academy Partner, The Coca-Cola Company; and Academy Premier Sponsors, The Kellogg Company and General Mills.

Chartwells Kids Eat Right Mini-Grants

In the Fall of 2012, 25 Kids Eat Right campaign members were Chartwells Kids Eat Right mini-grant recipients. Mini-grant recipients performed at least two presentations from any of the Kids Eat Right toolkits in their communities. Chartwells is a diverse family of food and nutrition specialists dedicated to providing the academic community with innovative, healthy dining options.

Kids Eat Right Crew

In an effort to increase Kids Eat Right membership, a Kids Eat Right Crew (KER Crew) was created and the kick off was held at the Leadership Breakfast at FNCE in Philadelphia in early October. Currently 24 leaders from state affiliates, Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs), and Member Interest Groups (MIGs) represent their organizations on the KER Crew. The Crew’s goal is to double the Kids Eat Right national membership from its current 3,300 to 6,600 members. KER Crew members are leading efforts to increase KER visibility, membership, and participation. Special RD Mini-Grants will be offered exclusively to KER Crew organizational members. Seven affiliates/DPGs will receive an Academy Foundation-sponsored KER presentation at their annual meeting. The Crew will receive ready-made KER messaging for their websites and member communications, and will meet quarterly through conference calls with Foundation staff. They will have an opportunity to develop new KER educational materials and resources, and can receive a KER promotional kit for use at their annual meeting. The KER Crew was made possible through an educational grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Kids Eat Right Programs

EB4K with Play

Five elementary schools in the Contra Costa Unified School District were recently presented bronze-level Healthier US School Challenge Awards! This accomplishment was a result of the Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program with funding provided through an educational grant through the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. As part of the Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program, RD Nutrition Coaches facilitated enhancements to school wellness policies and lunch menus. Their accomplishments led to eligibility to successfully apply for a Healthier US School Challenge Award. The bronze-level award for each school comes with a monetary award of $500.

The Energy Balance 4 Kids with Play program includes a two-year energy balance implementation and evaluation program. Five RD Nutrition Coaches are entering the two-year program and working with 4th-6th grade students with physical activity partner, Playworks. The EB4K with Play program is designed to improve students’ nutrition and physical activity knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.

For more information on EB4K with Play,go to:
www.eatright.org/Foundation/EB4K/Play/

RD Parent Empowerment

As the RD Parent Empowerment Program enters its third year, big plans are underway to become available online to all Kids Eat Right campaign members! The RD Parent Empowerment Program is a unique program that brings the expertise of Registered Dietitians (RDs) into school and community settings to educate and empower parents to improve their families’ eating and physical activity habits and to influence their peers to do the same.

In 2011-2012, the program reached 187 parents in three communities: Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Twelve RDs participated in the project. The program will continue in six sites in 2012-2013. This program is made available through an educational grant from MetLife Foundation.

Meet the Challenge!

As part of the Kids Eat Right Meet the Challenge program, students in several school districts in Iowa are seeing healthy changes in their school, like healthier food choices foods offered at school, more thorough nutrition lessons and increased physical activity programs.

The Meet the Challenge! program is a Kids Eat Right program in partnership with the Iowa Dept. of Education and USDA Team Nutrition. Its goal is to connect Iowa schools with the one-on-one assistance of registered dietitians in order to achieve one of USDA’s prestigious Healthier US Schools Challenge awards. The Academy Foundation is entering its 2nd year of funding to implement this project with local RDs in Iowa, who have or will be reaching up to 60 schools, impacting thousands of students.

A $20,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation was secured that will allow the expansion of the Meet the Challenge! project to reach additional schools.

For photos and more information on the Meet the Challenge! project, visit:
www.eatright.org/Foundation/MeetTheChallenge/

Future of Food

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, its Foundation and Kids Eat Right entered an exciting new partnership with the National Dairy Council® and Feeding America to identify game-changing innovations in the field of nutrition and food security. The three organizations will join forces to share expertise and resources, identify new ways of approaching nutrition education and access, and will work to impact the way food insecure individuals nourish themselves and their families.

As we work together to address the dual challenge of addressing food insecurity and nutrition, we will roll out a broad, industry-wide plan of action to:

  • Raise awareness of the issue of nutrition and food insecurity
  • Increase access to healthy foods for food insecure people
  • Educate all stakeholders about strategies to eliminate hunger and promote healthy food choices

This new partnership was announced in June at the Future of Food: Food Security in the 21st Century conference in Washington D.C. Academy President, Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, provided remarks and the Academy’s support to this important project.

Several new actions and resources to take action against food insecurity and hunger are now available at: www.kidseatright.org/volunteer, including a new handout, Hungry and Overweight: How is it Possible, developed in collaboration with the HEN and WM DPGs and Feeding America.

Kids Eat Right Webinar: “Motivating Consumers with Messages that Make Sense to Them: Key Findings from the Latest Research”

Learn how RDs can incorporate tested, science-based, effective messages for greatest results in helping parents and families achieve healthy, active lifestyles. View the recorded webinar at www.eatright.org/foundation/kidseatright/. This webinar was made possible through an educational grant from PepsiCo.

Energy Balance at a Crossroads: Translating Science into Action

The Academy and Foundation, in collaboration with the American Council of Sports Medicine and the USDA, hosted the Energy Balance at a Crossroads: Translating Science into Action scientific meeting on October 25-26, 2012. Representatives from many government agencies, academia, industry and associations participated. Participants from the Academy and Foundation included Academy President, Ethan Bergman; President, Alison Steiber, Chief Science Officer; Ulric Chung, Executive Director, ACEND; and Katie Brown, National Education Director, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation . The two goals of the conference were:

  • Training Goal: Develop a comprehensive strategy to facilitate the integration of nutrition and physical activity, using an energy balance approach, in the training of undergraduate and graduate students in dietetic/nutrition and exercise science programs and in training existing cooperative extension faculty.
  • Public Education Programs Goal: Develop a strategy for incorporating the ‘energy balance’ integrated approach into the nutrition and physical activity educational programs for the public with initial focus on those programs funded by federal or state agencies. A white paper will be a first outcome of the conference. Many additional short and long term collaboration opportunities were identified.

Kids Eat Right and Stella the Whale!

Kids Eat Right has contributed to an elementary school project led by the Wyland Foundation and Florida Blue in Florida that’s combining ecology, physical activity, and nutrition, around a Right Whale named ‘Stella.’ Schools that sign up will agree to teach a lesson(s) about Stella. The virtual Stella will migrate from southern Florida to northern Florida, and to do so, teachers must submit a photo from the lesson completed in their classroom. Schools could monitor Stella’s migration while learning about her and her environment. A modified lesson from the Kids Eat Right Healthy Breakfast toolkit was used in the project. The teacher’s lesson included information about how much food Stella eats in a day, and link that to the importance of kids eating a healthy breakfast every day. KER Campaign Member and Academy BOD member, Lucille Beseler was instrumental in introducing Kids Eat Right to the Wyland Foundation and has recruited RDs to assist in teaching some of the student lessons. You can follow Stella’s migration at www.wylandfoundation.org/stellasmigration.

Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes

Every month, new members are highlighted as Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes . See December 2012 Everyday Heroes here:

Join: www.kidseatright.org/volunteer

Promote: www.kidseatright.org