Healthy Eating Hero
January 1, 2022
Speedway Children’s Charities distributed $335K to 45 local children’s charities to support thousands of local kids in need. Chefs for Kids received its largest grant to date from the organization. We thank the board for recognizing the need to support Southern Nevada’s elementary children. You are a Healthy Eating HERO by supporting nutrition education.
Funds will support our 2022 Healthy Eating Education Programs. Including Operation Holidays where students from each of the Chefs for Kids Title I schools receive a $50 grocery gift card to help feed families during the holiday break. Students are chosen by school counselors and nutrition educators, and deemed the highest risk. In addition, the chefs go back to breakfast in 2022 with the resumption Cookin’ Up Breakfast. This component provides breakfast to the entire school.
Chefs for Kids’ Healthy Eating Education Program is unique because for 30 years, we have been the only Clark County School District sanctioned nutrition education program within the schools – face to face with the kids. Our program addresses the critical challenge of eating behaviors to provide the children in underserved areas the knowledge and foundation to eat healthy and thrive, which improves the quality of life for themselves and future generations.
We could not thrive without community support helping us “Raise the Dough”!