"Presenters were fantastic! Kids were engaged and looked forward to making healthier choices. They really enjoyed trying the salad and many kids wanted to make the salad for dinner that night. Great presentation. Very informative! :) "
"I love how interactive this program is and how it's taught at a level for all young students to understand how important making food choices in their lives is."
"I will tell other teacher friends from other school districts know what a great program this is."
"LOVE this program! I wish there was a bigger push for wellness education in public education. Thank YOU for trying to make a difference!"
"This program is often used as a reference and 'jumping off point' for our nutrition science unit."
"The program was very interactive and informative for the students. The presenter did a great job of keeping the students active and involved. The information was targeted correctly to the audience and the presenter did a great job facilitating."
"We have consistently had our strongest state testing performance in Science and we regularly outperform similar schools in science. I attribute much of that to our strong community partnerships with providers that offer high quality science-based programming. Of those partners, Kellyn Foundation has been one of our strongest and longest relationships. Their "Healthy Lifestyles" and "Garden as a Classroom" programming has played a crucial role in promoting the scientific knowledge of our students." Principal – Local Elementary School
"Life changing information! Happy to see our children learning about healthy choices and seeing how they can be a part of the solution. Would love to see sports teams offer lessons on healthy living/eating."
"Students share ideas and they have been talking about it at lunch and inspecting cafeteria choices :-) We have also discussed in Social Studies comparing past and present and using land and how we survived in 1741 growing crops. [The] Kids are talking."
"Great program! I learned some things that I didn't know. Great information!"
"I love to watch the faces of the children as they learn about their favorite foods and how unhealthy they are. We are encouraging Healthy snack for recess and working on paragraph writing: yummy food vs. yucky food!"
"Students gave me verbal feedback through a class discussion and listed foods that they now will stay away from or will no longer eat. Example: Chicken nuggets. I am seeing more fruits and veggies at snack time."
"As a teacher and parent, I believe it is extremely important for our young children to learn about healthy foods and how eating healthy affects their bodies. Once given this information, it allows them to make better choices now and continue to do so in their future. Thank you so much for your time and this wonderful opportunity."
"I totally stopped drinking Gatorade after the presentation!"
"The students were very interested throughout the presentation. Our presenter kept the children motivated, listening. The children loved him. They learned relevant information about healthy eating. If I had an opportunity to share with another teacher outside my building, I would highly recommend your program."
"We really enjoy having the Kellyn Foundation come into our classroom. I also liked when we visited the community garden.” We refer to the program when we exercise, writing activities and goal discussion for better eating."
"I really believe that nutrition should be taught in the classroom! It should be part of the national curriculum which sadly we are lacking in this country of ours."
"I love how you really captivated the students’ attention. You were so patient and understanding of them."
"This presentation was very informative. I am currently on a low-carb diet which is easy to follow at home, but is difficult when I go out. It was great to learn about the nutritional facts of fast food items."
"Matches our ‘Leader In Me’ Curriculum with Habit #1-Be Proactive (more good choices)."
"Kids need more real food exposure! They don't understand the importance. I wish the parents could see the presentation as well."
"Your chef was amazing and did a wonderful job of making sure that all of my students were engaged in the presentation!"