More Nurture Idaho:
Please follow these links to read press releases specific to Nurture Idaho.
May 2013: Weekly Sun. Nurture Participates in Day of Giving. This article is a recap of Idaho Gives – a day of giving that took place across the state of Idaho on May 2. Nurture was one of 37 nonprofits from the Wood River Valley that participated. Take a peek at the story to get a sense of the event that took place in town square and the generosity that inspired this exciting day.
April 2013: Community School Magazine. Ms. Guylay Goes to Washington. This article summarizes Elena Guylay’s summer 2012 trip to Washington, D.C. where she accepted her award as Idaho’s winner of Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest. The winning recipe is also included. Enjoy!
April 2013: Weekly Sun. White House Recipe Challenge for 8-12 Year Olds. With the Healthy Kids Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest on again for the year 2013, Elena and Kathryn Guylay encourage Idaho children ages 8-12 to submit a healthy recipe idea!
April 2013: Weekly Sun: Nurture’s Morning Millet and Oats Recipe. This article shares one of Nurture’s delicious breakfast recipes – Morning Millet and Oats! In addition to the recipe, the article provides a brief introduction to Nurture’s Elementary Nutrition and Wellness Program and highlights the many supporters who make the program possible.
March 2013: Weekly Sun: Rainbow Day at Hemingway. This article covers Nurture’s school-wide event held at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum, Idaho. On Rainbow Day (March 12, 2013) approximately 400 students celebrated fruits and vegetables of all colors with nutrition lessons, activities, and a “Rainbow Smoothie” Bar run by parent volunteers and Wellness Committee members. Rainbow Day was supported by Idaho’s Bounty, our local farmers co-opt, who provided local fruits and veggies of all colors, and by the Idaho Dairy Council, who provided yogurt for the smoothies.
December 2012: Sun Valley Property News: The Hunger Coalition, Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope. This comprehensive article reviews the history and growth of Blaine County’s single organization dedicated to hunger relief. However, the spirit of collaboration runs high in the Wood River valley. As quoted by Board President Tyler Davis-Jeffers, “Our vision is to reduce the structural causes of hardship and poverty. And our partnerships with many organizations from Nurture to The Sage School, the Advocates, and Idaho’s Bounty offer us variety of approaches.” The article goes on to say that “It’s evident from the wide-reaching work The Hunger Coalition does in our valley that this strategy is not only necessary, but also extremely effective.”
November 2012: ICF (Idaho Community Foundation) grants nearly $163,000 in southwest and central Idaho. Nurture was honored to be included in the list of eighty three southwestern Idaho nonprofits, educational organizations and governmental entities to receive nearly $163,000 through its competitive grant cycle. In Blaine County, Nurture was one of eleven non-profit organizations receiving funds that will be earmarked to bring monthly nutrition lessons and healthy food tastings to Blaine County public school students.
November 2012: Sun Valley Mag.com (360): A Community Student’s Casserole-Lined Road to the White House. Margot Ramsay’s article is a fun recap of Elena Guylay’s trip to the White House to meet Michelle Obama. Margot also talks about the connection of the Healthy Kids Lunchtime Challenge to Nurture’s work in the valley, including a pilot nutrition program in Wood River Valley schools.
November 2012: Weekly Sun: Little Black Dress Club Gives Organizations Cause for Thanks. Nurture was honored to be one of six local organizations receiving support from the Little Black Dress Club-Wood River in the Idaho Community Foundation. Since its inception three years ago, the club has handed out nearly $50,000 to local non-profit organizations. The club awarded Nurture a much needed $2,000 grant to support pilot nutrition education programs in the Blaine County public school district.
October 2012: Weekly Sun: Food Day to Feature Feng Shui, Nutrition, and Cookbook Talk. Nurture was thrilled to participate in Food Day 2012, coordinated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. You can read more information at this link, Nurture Idaho at Food Day.
Read more about Nurture’s collaboration with The Hunger Coalition in the Wood River Valley of Idaho, and learn details our most recent Education Workshop Class. This workshop attracted a large number of participants who enjoyed the food tastings and took away much in learning. You can also read the summary report of the fantastic program evaluation results and feedback.
Read these glowing reports of the kick-off of the nutrition education project at the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho. “We are excited to kick off our nutrition program with Rainbow Day,” Elementary School Head Janet Salvoni stated in a press release. “The food and nutrition lessons from Nurture are excellent. The students love the hands-on activities and it is so important to start healthy eating habits at a young age.” You can read more about Rainbow Day in this Nurture Recent Buzz post.
August 2012: Associated Press: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Winners Announced. The summer months were busy with the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge contest, which culminated in a 2-day visit to Washington, D.C. to meet President and Mrs. Obama. Kathryn Guylay and her 11-year old daughter, Elena, represented Idaho. Please click here to download the PDF recipe book of these 54 healthy recipes from Epicurious. To hear Elena and Kathryn on the local radio, please click here.
Follow these links to some of the top stories:
Post-Event article in the Fall Chefs Move to Schools newsletter
Post-Event article in the Weekly Sun (Sun Valley, Idaho)
Post-Event article in the Times-News (Magic Valley, Idaho)
The Pool Report with details on the event and names of Junior Chefs from each state
The Bloomberg Report “Obama Crashes Wife’s Event”
June 2012: ACF Awards Grants to Chefs to Educate Children about Healthy Eating
Nurture Founder Kathryn Guylay was thrilled to be one of the twelve recipients of a national grant from the American Culinary Federation and the Chefs Move to Schools initiative of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! She is excited to apply Nurture curriculum and teaching methods to a “Rainbow Day” of fruits and vegetables at the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho.
May 2012. Weekly Sun: Food Revolution Day Sparks Healthy Grocery Tour. Nurture was honored to participate in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 19, 2012. Nurture co-hosted a tour to help participants learn tricks and tools for menu planning and grocery shopping. Participants went aisle by aisle to learn label reading, compare products, and learn how to stock up on healthy pantry items. Participants tasted recipes built on a simple Recipe Framework designed to make the most of what you’ve got on hand, what’s in season, and what’s on sale during a given week.
This article about Nurture partner, The Hunger Coalition, demonstrates how Nurture is working in collaboration with other organizations to teach a man to fish, in order to feed him for a lifetime. Nurture is proud to be collaborating with this food pantry which is primary provider of food assistance to the general population of Blaine County, Idaho.
This comprehensive cover article by Karen Bossick of the Weekly Sun and the Twin Falls Times (of Idaho) covers Nurture’s work with the Community School of Sun Valley, Idaho and The Hunger Coalition of Blaine County, Idaho. Karen was diligent in her research and highlighted her favorite recipe (Veggie and Brown Rice Burrito Bowl) and summarized key messages: “The whole point is never to say that any food is bad; but to empower kids so that they can be thoughtful consumers.” Read the full article here.
The Hunger Coalition of Blaine County (THC), Idaho, posted a great article announcing the collaboration between Nurture and THC to offer cooking classes to limited resource residents in this economically diverse community. Read the full article here! (PDF)