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Everyday Heroes - December 2013

 

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Jordan Clark and Emily Stern (Tennessee)

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As interns, it was a great privilege to be facilitators of the Kids Eat Right RD Parent Empowerment Program at Children's First Head Start in Johnson City, TN. The experience helped us further develop our nutrition education skills to be used as we pursue careers in dietetics. The four parent workshops gave us the tools and ideas to help encourage and teach families to shop smart, cook healthy, and eat right. Within each of these workshops we were able to introduce and instill the 8 Habits of Healthy Children and Families. Our parents were excited to learn and participate in discussion. They openly shared personal experiences and their goals to become healthier families.

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Lori Dather, RDN LD (Arkansas)

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As a Hunger in Our Community mini-grantee, I presented to 15 staff, students, and volunteers associated with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and received very positive feedback. The Executive Director was in attendance and was very interested in the obesity relationship with hunger and the scientific, research- based information provided. Key messages were received and will be used in their state-wide efforts to gain partnerships and outreach for hunger relief.

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Piedmont Dietetic Association (South Carolina)

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This year the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics had Food Day Events all throughout the state. The Piedmont Dietetic Association (PDA) collaborated with Earth Fare Market Greenville to host an event which included FREE grocery store tours focusing on local foods and a local food scavenger hunt prepared by the PDA student committee. In addition, PDA sponsored 5 members to attend the 2013 Urban Farm Tour in downtown Greenville “to show city residents just how easy it is to practice sustainable living by growing food and implementing energy efficiency right where we live, work and play.” The event also features several sustainable workshops and a concert. Organizers: Brittany Chin, RD,LD and Johanna Brandon, RD,LD.

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Amy Peterson, MS, RD (Nebraska)

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I had the privilege of being able to present the Hunger in Our Community-Rage against Rumbles presentations to Family and Consumer Science classes in rural Nebraska High Schools. We had a great classroom discussion during the presentation.

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Lana Shepek, RD, LDN (Illinois)

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For our Shopping Matters grocery store tours, the newspaper came to photograph and interview participants. Even the reporter and photographer were both surprised about how much color there is in fruits and vegetables! The tours were very successful and I plan to use the Shopping Matters materials again.

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Katherine Spann, MS, RD, LD (Oregon)

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I had a great time talking with the Boys & Girls Club as a Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up. mini-grantee. We played games and discussed the benefits of plant-based foods, examples of these foods, and ways to eat more of them. Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of the Kids Eat Right campaign.

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Kelley Toon, MS, RD, LD (Georgia)

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Cobb County School District students in Marietta, Georgia recently celebrated National Farm to School Month through a two-day “Dig Your Food” event. Students learned how to make recipes using locally grown produce, while foodservice managers participated in a personalized training session with a professional Chef regarding healthy food preparation, food pairings, and presentation. The Cobb County School District’s five registered dietitians assisted with the project to grow a greater awareness about nutrition and the nutritious meals the district serves to 85,000 students every day! Pictured here are students and staff participating in the corn shucking contest.

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Kelly Jo Zellmann, RD, LD (Minnesota)

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As a Hunger in Our Community mini-grantee, I presented the Rage Against Rumbles at our local Boys and Girls club. It was really neat because I learned that they have started their own garden for all the kids to help with! I am also getting involved with our local Hunger and Homeless task force in our community. I will be assisting with a food stamp challenge this fall where they want to have what you can buy on a food stamp budget, a healthy meal, and then menus on the food stamp budget. This opportunity has been great to get more connected into our community as well as educating kids and adults on the effects of Hunger in our Communities. Thank you so much for the opportunity and I look forward to future Kids Eat Right opportunities.

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