Real Kids Real Food
Today, it is estimated that every 1 in 5 American children aged 5-12 is struggling with obesity, often a form of malnutrition (CDC, 2017). The pervasive consequences of this epidemic include increased risk for the child to develop other chronic diseases, such as asthma, bone, and joint problems, sleep apnea, risk factors for heart disease, and diabetes (CDC, 2017). The mission of our non-profit organization, Real Kids Real Food (including our adult program, Eat to Thrive) is to prevent obesity, chronic disease, and malnutrition through the education and advocacy of healthy living.
Our mission is manifested in two unique online programs: Real Kids Real Food and Eat to Thrive. Real Kids Real Food (RKRF) began as a health program for inner-city, underserved, low-income children and their families in public housing and public schools and also being online, is open to children all over the world. The program provides age-appropriate lessons on nutrition, exercise, food preparation, and mindfulness. The lessons in Real Kids Real Food range from plant-based nutrition and food preparation to sprouting, exercise, and mind-body connection.
Since 2008, Eat to Thrive (ETT) continues to be a renowned 10-week course for adults seeking to improve their health, and to help people struggling with Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Stress, etc. The lessons in Eat to Thrive have ranged from plant-based nutrition and food preparation to sprouting, exercise, and mind-body connection.