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Kristen Alfonsi MS, RD, LD (Illinois)

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I presented "Healthy Eating. From the Ground Up." to 3rd graders. The students were truly engaged in the presentation and asked lots of good questions. I also gave them a chance to try blood oranges and flavored water (cucumber/lime and pear/apple). It was amazing to see the students trying new things and being excited about whole foods. Thank you Kids Eat Right for providing the grant to make this possible!

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Kirsten Anderson, MS-MPH, RD (Montana)

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The Browning Public School Food Service
Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Recipient

We are incredibly excited to be one of the recipients for this year's General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids Grant! Northwest Montana is a tough place to grow fruits and vegetables—and almost impossible without the use of a greenhouse to get things started for our 60 day outdoor growing season. The CHK grant will allow our school to repair its small green house, purchase curriculum and supplies so that kids can routinely learn about growing and eating healthy foods in their classrooms throughout the school year. We hope to empower more people to grow foods locally, children to choose fruits and vegetables more often, and improve food security in Blackfeet Country!


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Kuda Chimanya, MPH, MS, RD, LD (Zimbabwe)

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My passion and desire is to see universities in Zimbabwe train Registered Dietitians who can address the public health as well as clinical nutrition needs of our population. Since 2012, I have embarked on work towards the development of a Dietetics curriculum, coordination of existing dietetics work, and professional development of the dietetics professionals in Zimbabwe. My efforts have resulted in the establishment of the first ever Dietetics association for Zimbabwe, which is now embarking on work towards the development of Medical Nutrition Therapy Guidelines for the top 10 non-communicable diseases in Zimbabwe. The Dietetics association of Zimbabwe has undertaken this effort, to ensure physicians, nurses, and other health professionals have accurate evidence based guidelines to use in the prevention and treatment of NCDs in Zimbabwe. The journey has been exciting and fulfilling and work will continue in the upcoming years to ensure that the country has adequate capacity to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy at all of its tertiary hospitals.

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Trisha Hardy, MPH, RD (Georgia)

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Recipient

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is excited to be a recipient of the Champions for Healthy Kids grant. With this funding, we will be working with 100 youth to complete community projects that promote healthy eating and increased physical activity. Additionally, our partner Gwinnett Parks & Recreation has adopted wellness policies extending these healthy messages to community members. Through our Strong4Life movement, we strive to reach all Georgia families with the information, tools and support they need to get and keep their family healthier and stronger, while making nutrition and physical activity habits fun.


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Clancy Harrison, MS, RD, LDN (Pennsylvania)

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For my mini-grant, I partnered with the YMCA during their Winter Carnival and reached over 150 families. I led a cooking demonstration and 10 minute short talks to families during this fun day. Everyone received recipes and nutrition education handouts.

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Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD (California)

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Child Development Institute
Champions for Healthy Kids Grant Recipient

(From left to right in photo) Executive Director of CDI, Joan Maltese, Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD, Associate Professor at California State University Northridge, and Allie Baldassari, Screening and Service Learning Coordinator

I am excited to lead the Healthy and Fit Together program at the Child Development Institute. With this grant, we will be able to ensure that parents have the knowledge, support and resources to provide healthy food choices and opportunities for physical activity for their children. We are creating a two-way learning experience where kids remind their parents about making healthy choices just as often as their parents emphasize healthy and nutritional food to their children. It's a win-win experience while having fun and learning together.


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Rachel Hermecz, MS, RD, LD (Georgia)

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As a nutrition educator at Georgia Southern University, rendering service to community of Statesboro, Georgia is a personal priority for me. My Nutrition and Health college students and I presented information from the Healthy Breakfast and Healthy Snacking toolkits to students in the after school care programs during National Nutrition Month. The students were very receptive to the information and were able to identify examples of healthy breakfast and snack foods by the end of the presentations. This opportunity to teach students in my community has helped me to continue to develop leadership skills essential for a healthcare professional, and I treasure the opportunity of sharing my knowledge and experiences in the field of dietetics with my students. Thank you very much for the opportunity to empower students with the tools necessary to help them improve their dietary needs.

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Laura Thomas, MED, RD, LD (Idaho)

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I mentored 44 college students enrolled in the Nutrition Education course at the University of Idaho. The students included junior students in the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics and other nutrition majors and students interested in nutrition education as part of their course work. The students' response was AMAZING! Twelve groups of students presented to community groups, reaching nearly 200 adults and teens in Idaho! And additional presentations are scheduled through the summer. This was a valuable experience for students - they were in charge of all parts of their presentation. I also used this opportunity to educate these up and coming professionals about all of the current tool kits and the new GENIE tool that we learned about in a recent Kids Eat Right webinar. Many of the junior dietetics students indicated they would look at the other tools kits for use in their senior Community Nutrition rotations.

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