FTM in the Classroom: Testimonials
I just had to email you to tell you what an amazing inspiration you were to Cole today. In 4 1/2 years of schooling, he has NEVER come home and explained anything like he came home to explain your presentation today. He spent dinner tonight educating us on eating healthier for all the reasons you discussed. He was so enthusiastic and literally said that you were inspiring (his word, not mine!) He said that you were just awesome and asked me when we are going to give up processed food for a week. We have talked about it for some time, but we will do it sometime over Lent. He also said he didn't want school lunches anymore because my packed lunches are so much healthier! :) I hope you feel accomplished today because you were!
—Jen K., Charlotte NC
Thanks for your email and request for feedback. I thought you did a wonderful job of relating to children on their level! Your presentation was exciting and interesting, due to your enthusiasm about the topic. The children did learn about nutrition; as a matter of fact, they were looking at their snack bags and trying to read the various labels. They were shocked to learn that one small bag of brownies was over the limit of sugar for the day! I would welcome more opportunities to teach the children more about nutrition. I think one definite need is the education about fast food nutrition (or should I say lack of?) as so many families now have “drive-through” dinner.
—Linda B., Teacher of 25 years ( 1st Grade)
My daughter, Noelle (1st Grade), loved when you went to her classroom to talk about nutrition. She came home from school that day and started checking the sugar content in all of our pantry and refrigerator food. She saw an M&M yogurt, and said, "Mom, we can't have this - too many sugars." I was so impressed with what she learned from you in your class session. She now continues to think before she has sweets and treats.
—Michelle R. - Charlotte, NC