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Kirsten Anderson, MPH, MS, RD (Montana)

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The Kids Eat Right toolkits are a great way to get an important message across in a short amount of time. The kits offer enough framework to stand alone or combine nicely with other activities. For example, as a Kids Eat Right Crew mini-grantee I used the Breakfast Toolkit with a group of 1st graders, and to fill the rest of the class time, we played an active game that reinforced lessons about eating foods from all of the food groups. These toolkits make my job easier, which allows me to do more in my community.

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Katie Borgen, MS, RD (Montana)

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As a recipient of a Chartwells Kids Eat Right mini-grant, I presented two Family Champions presentations to parents at two Head Start locations and one presentation on Healthy Snacking to 45 Head Start employees. The toolkits were excellent and both the parent and teacher presentations were well received. The parents were excited to receive the handout on “10 No-Recipe Entrées” and to see how inexpensive meals can be when shopping for sale items and using WIC vouchers. I am excited to use other toolkits in the future!

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Megan Craven, MS, RD and Angie Lanigan, MS, RD,LD (Kansas and Missouri)

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As the new Wellness and Benefit Strategy Partner for Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Megan Craven wanted to offer a worksite wellness webinar to promote March National Nutrition Month. A Saint Luke’s registered dietitian and Kids Eat Right Campaign Member, Angie Lanigan, MS, RD, LD, used the Kids Eat Right Healthy Snacking toolkit to provide the webinar to over 75 live participants. There were several great questions and dialogue at the end along with some comments including: “Thank you for this information. I am helping my daughter teach her children the difference between a snack and a treat. At 4-years old it makes a difference on keeping our children and ourselves healthy!”

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Anne Cundiff, RD, LD (Iowa)

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I was very grateful to receive a Kids Eat Right Shopping Matters Mini Grant to assist individuals in our community with a need for learning about healthier and more nutrient-dense food options in the grocery store. Shopping Matters provided excellent handouts and highlighted the areas to focus on when helping the budget conscious consumer pick the healthiest options. It was exciting to see these consumers realize that they can afford healthier foods on a budget and discover where they can find these items throughout the grocery store.

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Kelly Devine Rickert, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN (Illinois)

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I used the Chartwell's Kids Eat Right Mini Grant to present the Healthy Snacking toolkit to over 200 high school students in the South Chicago area. The presentations were ready to use and the students were very interested in the topic. We had over 20 minutes of Q & A after each presentation! Would definitely reuse in the future!

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Coni Jo Dobbels, MS, RD, LDN (Illinois)

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As a Chartwells Kids Eat Right Mini-Grantee, I really enjoyed giving these presentations. I ended up speaking to over 240 students. This is a wonderful program. I spoke at one junior high on two separate days to eight classes. For some reason one boy was in a class my first visit and was in another class the second day in the afternoon. The teacher told him he could be excused and he said, "No thank you. I really had fun yesterday." Then the boy told me that he took my tips from the previous day and changed his breakfast and it worked. He was eating two toaster pastries for breakfast and he would be "starving" by 3rd period. I recommended that he add protein to his breakfast in some way to see if that would help his hunger before lunch. The next day he had milk, cereal and yogurt and he wasn't hungry until lunch. Thank you for this opportunity!

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Amy Hehn, RD, LDN (Pennsylvania)

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I presented the Healthy Breakfast and Healthy Snacking presentations for elementary students as a Kids Eat Right Crew Mini-Grantee. Both presentations went very well. I am happy to have access to the Kids Eat Right toolkits. The topics are great as they stand, but they also provide a great building block for expanding to other related nutrition topics. I am sure I will be using these again in the future!

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Jamie Jarvis, MPH, RD, LD (Missouri)

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As a Kids Eat Right Shopping Matters mini-grantee, I have been able to lead several Shopping Matters grocery store tours. I loved having a new resource to use for my tours and have received great feedback from tour participants. So far, everyone says they have learned something new! I am excited about the impact these lessons will have on the shopping and eating habits of families in my community.

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Sue Kidd, RD, LD (Kansas)

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I was absolutely thrilled to receive the Kids Eat Right Shopping Matters mini-grant and it was extremely helpful. I work with several low-income families from YMCA, Head Start, and low-income area schools. There is a tremendous need to teach these families practical ways to eat healthy on a budget. Through Shopping Matters, I was able to show participants how they could not only save money, but eat healthy and really enjoy their choices. I received very positive feedback and it was extremely rewarding to be able to have such a positive impact on so many families.

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Dana Mitchel, RD (South Carolina)

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As the Lowcountry Food Bank's Cooking Matters Program Manager, I have been able to work with more than 100 kids in our first year of the program. Teaching kids nutrition through hands-on cooking classes allows us to see true behavior change.

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McKenna Regets (Arizona)

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As an aspiring nutrition professional and a Kids Eat Right Campaign Member, I really enjoyed using the Kids Eat Right toolkits as they provided fun, interactive and informative material for the students! It was truly a rewarding experience to be able to educate our future generations on the importance of healthy food choices and one I will never forget.

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Charmain Tan, RD, AD (Hong Kong)

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This is my second time to receive a Kids Eat Right mini-grant. This time I received the Kids Eat Right Crew mini-grant and I used Healthy Snacking toolkit presentations in my weight reducing program and in a presentation to parents in a nursery school in Hong Kong. After both sessions, we made a parfait using plain yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, rolled oats, almonds and pistachios. All participants were impressed with the recipe and enjoyed the parfait, especially the kids.

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Sarah Troha (Dietetic Intern)

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I am a recipient of the Kids Eat Right Crew Mini-Grant. I, as well as my participants, loved this opportunity. I look forward to sharing more about Family Meals with fellow WIC clinics! The photo shows me with the PowerPoint on the TV, the samples of the meal-in-a-peel I made, WIC education bags I had put together with Kids Eat Right handouts as well as other nutrition education. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

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