Encouraging Children to Eat More Colorful Foods.
In This Podcast:
Sharon Pesner was just an ordinary mom, struggling to get her children to eat healthy foods, until she bravely presented her ideas at a PTA meeting and they grew into a program called Eating the Rainbow. Sharon shares how the program developed, the contagious excitement it generated, and the impact it had on the entire school community. She also reflects on the personal growth she experienced while working on the program, and she tells us where she volunteers now.
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Sharon Pesner is the creator of the Eating the Rainbow School Nutrition Program. A parent-led, community supported, principal & PTA endorsed, school-wide program that ran successfully at the Chestnut Hills Elementary School in Dix Hills, NY until it closed. Eating the Rainbow was an inspired idea that with the help of three other moms, and numerous volunteers, evolved into an EPIC program reaching far into the community and school district and impacting hundreds of kids and their families. Sharon is a mother of two ‘almost-adults’, and knows that a mom’s dedication to the health of her kids can move mountains when it needs to.
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Eating the Rainbow.