Founder, President & CEO Recipe for Success Foundation
In 1998, following careers in architecture, hospitality and public relations, I retired to write feature stories for national magazines and newspapers. But when I learned about the childhood obesity epidemic and its astounding affect on American lives and wallets, I spent years researching best practices around the world and then launched Recipe for Success Foundation in 2005 to change the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food.
Fortunately, many have admired what we are up to and we've received numerous local and high profile national awards for our work. Celebrating its 10th anniversary year and 30,000+ children taught, Recipe for Success Foundation is the largest initiative of its kind in the country and has attracted attention from many activists, the White House and national press. Our signature Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ program, is now available in schools nationwide. Our annual public service campaigns: the VegOut! Challenge and farmers marKIDS days designed to raise awareness, normalize the concept of healthy eating and drive behavioral change are catching fire throughout the country and her vision for Hope Farms and the Rolling Green Market, an urban agricultural project designed to provide affordable produce in food deserts and train a new generation of farmers, is taking root in Sunnyside in south Houston. My first children’s book, Eat It! Food Adventures with Marco Polo published in 2012 has snared a dozen national awards and I have another in the works.
I like to get things done and deeply appreciate the hundreds offolks who have helped me.
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