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Mini-Grants 2014


Kids Eat Right Healthy Schools Mini-Grantees Announced!

Congratulations to the fifty (50) Kids Eat Right Campaign Members selected to receive d a Kids Eat Right Healthy Schools mini-grant! Each mini-grantee will receive $200 to lead two presentations from the new Healthy Schools. It's a Team Effort. toolkit in their communities through October 31, 2014.


New Toolkit

The new Kids Eat Right toolkit: Healthy Schools. It's a Team Effort. is now available at www.kidseatright.org/volunteer as a free downloadable toolkit. This toolkit was developed with content experts from the School Nutrition Services DPG and is designed to educate school and community stakeholders about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity for academic success.

The Healthy Schools. It's a Team Effort. toolkit and mini-grant opportunity was made possible through an educational grant to the Academy Foundation from Diane Heller, MMSc, RDN, LD, past Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.


Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following 50 Kids Eat Right Campaign Members selected to receive Kids Eat Right Healthy Schools mini-grants:

Diane Besler, RDN, LD (Kan.)
Kylee Brown, Dietetic Student (La.)
Juanita Bryant, RD, CDN, CDE (N.Y.)
Adam Burda, MS, RDN, LD (W. Va.)
Wendy Castle, MPH, RD, LD (Mo.)
Christine Clarahan, MS, RD, LDN (Ill.)
Jessie Coffey, RDN, LMNT (Neb.)
Regina Devenport, Dietetic Student (Mo.)
Jennifer Dunavan, MS, RD, LMNT (Neb.)
Olivia Ford, PhD, MPH, RD (Mich.)
Jeffrey Hale, BA, Dietetic Intern (S.C.)
Tamika Handfield, MS, RD (Turks & Caicos Islands)
Staci Hemesath, RDN, CSR, LD (Iowa)
Eileen Henderson, RD, LD (Pa.)
Sue Holbert, RDN (Neb.)
Linda Holland, Ed.D., RD, LD, S.N.S. (Ga.)
Pao Ying Hsiao, PhD, MS, RD, LDN (Pa.)

 

Luanne Hughes, MS, RDN (N.J.)
Patricia Jardack, MS, RDN (Calif.)
Lindsey Joe, RDN, LDN (Tenn.)
Melinda Kelsey, Dietetic Student (Mo.)
Katrina Kormanik, BS (Conn.)
Kimberly Kramer, RDN, LDN (Ill.)
Lauren Landfried, MS, RD, LD (Mo.)
Erin Laurie, MS, RDN, LD (Kan.)
Anne Lauterjung, RDN, LDN, CDE (Ill.)
Judith Lazo, RD (N.J.)
Fiona Lewis, DrPH, MS, RD (Ala.)
Alana Marrero Gonzalez, LND, MHSN (P.R.)
Danielle Matthies, RD (Ill.)
Krysta McGinnis, BS (Mo.)
Lyvette Mercado Vélez, Dietetic Intern (P.R.)
Meagan Moyer, MPH, RD, LD (Ga.)
Amber Reynolds, MS, RDN, LDN (Tenn.)

 

Kelly Devine Rickert, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN (Ill.)
Mary Riggins, MS, RD, CDE (Va.)
Alicia Rossman, RD, LD, RYT (N.H.)
Kelly Schriver, MS, RD, LDN (Ga.)
Alyssa Slater, BS (Mo.)
Sarah Smith, BS, RDN (Calif.)
Molly Stenberg, RD, LN (Mont.)
Kathryn Thompson, RDN, LD (Iowa)
Regina Tillman-Scott, MS, RD (N.Y.)
Melissa White, MS, MPH, RD, LD (Mo.)
Christine Wilde, RD, CD (Wis.)
Stefanie Williams, RD (Pa.)
Tracy Williams, BS (Ill.)
Beth Young, MS, RD (N.J.)
Kimberly Young, MS, RDN, LD (Idaho)
Courtney Young, MS, RD, LDN (Fla.)


Kids EatRight - MyPlate. How Do I Rate?


New Toolkit

The Kids Eat Right MyPlate. How Do I Rate? toolkit is available at www.kidseatright.org/volunteer as a free downloadable toolkit consisting of six ready-made presentations—two for healthcare professionals and two for parents in English and two for parents in Spanish. Each presentation includes a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation with leader notes, a suggested 10-minute group activity, and participant handouts. Additionally, this toolkit is available to all healthcare providers to download at www.eatright.org/foundation. Please promote the toolkit to healthcare providers to utilize with their staff or colleagues and parent clients.


Mini-Grant Opportunity

To support the use of the new MyPlate. How Do I Rate? toolkit, twenty-five (25) $200 grants are available. Recipients of the mini-grants agree to give two presentations from the new MyPlate. How Do I Rate? toolkit (for health professionals and/or parents) between October 6 and November 26, 2014. Applications are due September 26, 2014 and mini-grantees will be announced October 6, 2014.

This Kids Eat Right MyPlate. How Do I Rate? toolkit was developed by content experts from the Public Health/Community Nutrition (PHCN) Dietetics Practice Group (DPG), and Spanish parent presentations were reviewed and edited by Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition (LAHIDAN). The new toolkit and mini-grant opportunity was made possible through an educational grant from Dannon.