We accomplish our mission by adopting at-risk elementary schools and installing our Healthy School, Healthy Life programming. We utilize an Edible Desert Garden in the school, and then uses it as a hub in which we plant seeds of change within each child.
Edible Desert Gardens
We facilitate an annual “Planting Day” where students, parents, faculty, and community participate by planting seeds for the future of their school garden.
Chefs in Schools
We partner with chefs across the Las Vegas valley who support our mission and practice healthy eating in their daily lifestyles. Twice a year a chef will perform a hands on demonstrate in each school to teach children how they can use vegetables and fruits from their own gardens to make delicious meals and snacks. The kids also bring home healthy recipes to their families to encourage a new lifestyle.
Let’s Move Family Fitness Nights
We facilitate and partner with local gyms, yoga studios and chef partners to execute a night of fitness related activities, nutritional education and various other components of living a healthy, active lifestyle through daily physical activities.
Pop Up Produce
Through a partnership with Three Square we are ensuring that more children in the community receive nutritious fruits and vegetables at home. Three Square provides five-pound bags of produce, and we provide recipes donated from Weight Watchers that are given directly to the children to take home to their families.
Interactive Nutrition Curriculum
We not only have gardens in schools to encourage healthy eating, we now have 24 interactive nutrition lessons built for kindergarten through 5th grade that are theme centered around an animal, a focus food (specifically plant foods that are grown in their school gardens and consumed by the relevant animal of the lesson), a nutrient, and a body/function system. All of our lessons are accompanied by a 1-page family take home handout for the parents to support our parent engagement initiative.
101 Teacher Training
Two hour on-site nutrition curricula training at each individual school to support the understanding, goals, and implementation of the curricula to aid the teachers in executing the lessons.
Our program is designed to support the new Wellness Policy that was distributed by the Clark County School District in 2015. It’s policy goal is to measure and report objectives from nutrition education and promotion, physical activity, and other school-based activities that reduce childhood obesity. We provide robust programming that goes well beyond the classroom to grow leadership and cooperation skills; practice in delayed gratification; and deliver opportunities to increase self-esteem and build on visible success.