THANK YOU TO THESE SPECIAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE HELPING US SPREAD OUR VEGOUT! CHALLENGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY
EatingWell and Recipe for Success Foundation share a world view about the importance of veggies in our every day diets. That’s why with the launch of the Eat Your Vegetables book and challenge in May and June 2017, EatingWell embraced our VegOut! tools and started a team. We welcome you to join the EatingWell team, use our resources to track all the veggies you’re eating and share your food adventure with us!
The Family Dinner Project
The Family Dinner Project is a growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter — something we at Recipe for Success heartily support. We are thrilled to partner with this Harvard University-based nonprofit organization. Over the past 15 years, research has shown what parents have known for a long time: Sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain and health of all family members.
Recipe for Success Foundation has developed a special patch for all Girl Scouts who complete the VegOut! Challenge. Troops can create teams and challenge other troops for who can consume the most veggies within the month of March and even better challenge their friends and family to eat healthy. The challenge developed to make healthy eating fun and encourage the nation to diversify their veggie repertoire will also allow Girl Scouts from all over the US to fancify their vests with the adorable radish patch.
GoHealthyHouston, established in 2012 by the Mayor to work with City of Houston departments, area agencies, organizations and non-profits to collaborate, coordinate, support and execute projects, activities, education and promotions that address the problem of obesity. GoHealthyHouston promotes Veg Out! throughout its partner agencies, website and social media channels.
The Houston Food Bank has mobilized their Agency Services Teams & Volunteer Engagement Teams at 600 Partner Agencies in the the Houstona area’s 18 county region. They feature the VegOut! Challenge throughout agency newsletters, training meetings and communications with partner agency reps right down to the product pick-up touch point. Even Food Bank employees take the VegOut! Challenge each March as part of their worksite wellness efforts.
Kids Cook Mondays
The Kids Cook Monday initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and eating together as a family. When kids pitch in to make meals, they’re empowered to consider the portions, the vitamins and the nutrients of what they’re eating. And since the family that cooks together eats together, parents can more easily check in with their children during dinner about other aspects of their lives.
Revolution Foods, one of Recipe for Success Foundation’s National Strategic Partners, is promoting VegOut! participation among its 2,000 school campuses in seven markets, which include New York/New Jersey, Washington DC, New Orleans, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. Revolution Foods was founded by two moms to transform the way America eats by providing access to healthy, affordable meals to schools. Today RevFoods serve over one million freshly prepared meals every week to K-12 schools nationwide and and their retail products are available across the country.
Salud America, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children is a national online network of researchers, community group leaders, decision-makers, and members of the public working together to support healthy policy and environmental changes that can help reverse the Latino childhood obesity epidemic.