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Spring Gardens

What a fun year we had with our schools and Head Starts in Mississippi and Louisiana that are participating in the Thriving Communities, Thriving Children grant (TC2)! (more…)

Ideas for a Healthier World

We recently received an email from Chere Brown, a Family Nutrition Program Assistant with Mississippi State University Extension Service in Greene County, sharing with us the great work that has been going on in her county. The story was featured in their local newspaper, The Greene County Herald!


Youth for Christ Ministries HIP Grant

Great job to Mazie Deonka and staff at Youth for Christ Ministries in Hazlehurst, Mississippi! Thanks to funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Youth for Christ Ministries applied for and received a Healthy Incentive Project (HIP) grant of OrganWise Guys materials. These HIP grants are part of the larger Thriving Communities, Thriving Children (TC2) project taking place in Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. (more…)

Early Childhood Food Tastings in Jackson, Mississippi

A great big OrganWise shout out to Virden and Jones Early Childhood Development Centers in Jackson, Mississippi! As a part of the Thriving Communities, Thriving Children project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these two early childhood development centers have been conducting healthy vegetable food tastings with students using The OrganWise Guys materials. Both centers received a Healthy Incentive Project mini-grant to expand the current OWG programming happening in their centers to include these vegetable taste tests with children.

A big thank you to Ms. Vodie Taylor and Ms. Jewel Reed for teaching children and teachers at Virden and Jones about the importance of adding vegetables to their diets. Thanks to food tastings like you see in the pictures below, young children in Jackson are learning about and trying new foods!

A fun WISERCISE exercise circle to go along with the food tasting.

A fun WISERCISE! exercise circle to start off the food tasting.

Teachers wear the OWG apron during the food tasting.

While preparing the carrots, a teacher wears an OWG apron.

Ms. Jewel Reed tries a carrot with the students.

Ms. Jewel Reed tries a carrot with the students.

An OrganWise display featuring the taste test.

An OrganWise display featuring the taste test.

Kids enjoying their carrots!

Kids enjoying their carrots!

Students try carrots and learn about the importance of eating this veggie.

The carrot tasting was a success!