|A Letter from Lana
🍏 Celebrating Kids Eat Right Month – Nurturing Health and Wellness Together!
Greetings to my Rainbow Chefs family!
In the heart of August, as we bask in the warmth of summer, we’re thrilled to bring your attention to a cause that resonates profoundly with our values – Kids Eat Right Month.
This annual observance, initiated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation in 2014, places a spotlight on the importance of fostering wholesome eating habits and active lifestyles for children and families.
Our Commitment to Kids Eat Right Month: 🍎
At Rainbow Chefs Academy, our passion for health, wellness, and nutrition education finds a perfect match in Kids Eat Right Month.
We are devoted to equipping young minds with the knowledge and enthusiasm needed to make nutritious choices. By supporting this initiative, we wholeheartedly embrace the mission of promoting a brighter, healthier future for our children.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation 🌱
This remarkable organization is exclusively dedicated to empowering nutrition and dietetics professionals.
As we work to nurture healthier lifestyles, we align with the Foundation’s core values.
Just like Rainbow Chefs Academy, the Foundation is committed to making a positive impact, driven by the unwavering support of individuals who share our vision.
🌟 Guided by a Shared Vision: 🌍
Our mutual objective is not only to ensure children embrace healthful eating habits but to cultivate a broader mission of global well-being. We invite you to explore our common ground:
As we rally behind Kids Eat Right Month, we stand together in our commitment to fostering healthier lives for our children and communities.
Our pursuits resonate with the Foundation’s values, amplifying our collective impact.
In this week’s newsletter, we’re excited to unveil ways you can actively engage and show your support for Kids Eat Right Month and the work of the amazing nutrition professionals who help our children everyday to live healthy and joyful lives.
Warmly, Svetlana Elgart CEO / Founder Rainbow Chefs Academy
Our mission is to empower children with the knowledge and skill to offset childhood obesity and diabetes in our country.
We will get there… one Rainbow Chef at a time. PS- Do you know we do Events, too? Bay Area residents CLICK HEREA Letter from Lana
| A Pinch of Wellness
5 Quick Tips to Help Kids Eat Right
🌟 Lead by Example: Children are incredibly observant. When they see you making wholesome food choices, they’re more likely to do the same. Let them witness your enthusiasm for vegetables, fruits, and balanced meals. Your positive example can be a powerful motivator for them to embrace healthy eating.
🎈 Make Meals Fun: Transform mealtime into an adventure! Use vibrant and diverse foods to create visually appealing plates. Arrange veggies into smiley faces, create fruit skewers, or make a whole-grain pizza with colorful toppings. By turning eating into an exciting experience, you’re encouraging them to explore and enjoy nutritious foods.
👩🍳 Involve Them in Cooking: Children love to be hands-on. Invite them into the kitchen to help with age-appropriate tasks like washing vegetables, stirring ingredients, or assembling their own wraps. When they actively participate in cooking, they develop a sense of ownership over their meals, making them more likely to try new foods.
🌈 Offer Variety: Introduce a rainbow of foods to their diet. Each color represents different nutrients, so aim for a colorful plate. Incorporate a mix of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. The variety not only provides essential nutrients but also keeps their meals exciting and enjoyable.
🌼 Positive Reinforcement: Celebrate their healthy choices with genuine praise. Use positive language to express how proud you are when they opt for nutritious options. Avoid using food as a reward; instead, highlight the benefits of eating well, like feeling strong, energetic, and happy.
Remember, building healthy eating habits takes time. Be patient, and let your child’s curiosity and interest guide their food journey.
Learn More About Kids Eat Right Month
| A Dash of Wisdom
5 Ways to Get Involved
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
🌟 Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has launched its Make It a Million Scholarship Campaign, and asking all Academy leaders, members, students and affiliated organizations to come together and support this effort that will raise $1 million over the next three years to build Foundation resources and enable them to award $1 million in scholarships annually beginning in the 2025.
🙌 Volunteer: Are you interested in food and nutrition research, scholarships, awards, public education or fund raising for these worthy programs? If so, then volunteering for the Foundation may be right for you. The success of the Foundation relies on volunteer leaders to fundraise, serve on review committees and more!
💗 Donate: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the only charitable organization dedicated exclusively to the profession, supporting nutrition and dietetics students and professionals by empowering them to help consumers live healthier lifestyles. Although affiliated with the Academy, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) public charity and does not receive any portion of member dues. Click for more info.
🌍 Foundation Events: When you register and participate in a Foundation FNCE® event, you help make a difference in the lives of Academy members, through scholarships, awards, grants, fellowships, nutrition public education programs and disaster relief efforts.
The Foundation invests in the current and future generation of food and nutrition practitioners, as the world’s largest provider of dietetic scholarships at all levels of study and provides hundreds of opportunities each year to students who are pursuing their dreams.
The Foundation does not receive any portion of member dues and is funded solely by donations.
🤝 Corporate and Foundation Support: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers many annual opportunities for public and private organizations to support that show your commitment to nutrition and dietetic professionals.
About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation