Friday, October 23, 2015
KHOU 11, a TEGNA Media station, has selected Recipe for Success Foundation as its partner for their 2015 USA TODAY Make A Difference Day project. Make A Difference Day is the nation’s largest single-day of community service, bringing together millions of Americans with a common mission - to improve the lives of others through volunteerism. This year, Make A Difference Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24.
“KHOU 11 is honored to partner with Recipe for Success Foundation on Make A Difference Day,” KHOU 11 President and General Manager Susan McEldoon said. “The organization provides vital educational and nutritional resources to children in this community, which enables them to adopt healthy lifestyles from an early age. Our team is proud to contribute to their efforts.”
Recipe for Success Foundation combats childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food. On Make A Difference Day, employees from KHOU and their families will work at Briscoe Elementary School, one of the organization’s showcase schools. At Briscoe, through Recipe for Success Foundation’s Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education (TM) Program, students learn about the entire cycle of food, including nutrition and how to grow and prepare healthy meals. The KHOU team will aid in this effort by building and cleaning garden beds, planting fruit trees and painting murals in Briscoe’s main courtyard.
This year, 3rd-5th graders at Briscoe are following the farmer marKIDS curriculum created by Recipe for Success Foundation to develop financial savvy, entrepreneurial skills and business experience. Through this curriculum, they prepare to operate their own small business and sell the fresh produce grown in their school, homes and community gardens. In addition to the gardening and painting projects KHOU will take on during Make A Difference Day, employees will also install a permanent farmer marKIDS stand at Briscoe, enabling the students to sell fresh produce to the community year-round. The public is invited to support Recipe for Success by donating online at www.recipe4success.org/donate.
(This post was taken from a release sent to me by KHOU 11)