genHkids has developed several programs to encourage children and their families to improve their health by doing two things: Eat Real. Move More We work with schools and community partners to bring our programs directly to children.
Eat Real at School: genHkids helps transition school lunch menus from a "heat and serve" to a nutritionally dense, delicious "from scratch" model
Destination Dinner Table: genHkids' executive chef teaches families how to cook a budget-friendly, from-scratch meal in less than 20 minutes. Kid Approved!
Seeds of Possibility: genHkids creates, develops and maintains school and community gardens in the Springfield area, making fresh produce available to students and area residents, and teaching them how to plan, plants, and harvest their own food.
Brain Breaks: genHkids has developed a series of activities which are designed to provide short bursts of physical activity to be used throughout the school day to move students into a state of learning-readiness. genHkids volunteers and staff are available to teach educators how to use these activities, and to do in-class demonstrations for classes
Jump Start: genHkids' jump starts students' days with 12 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity to promote learnign and increase motion.
Structured Indoor Recess: genHkids provides schools with alternative physical activities for those days that students can;t go outside due to the weather,
Recess before Lunch: genHkids assists schools in rearranging lunch schedules to incorporate Recess before Lunch, a proven strategy designed to increase student activity on the playground, encourage consumption of healthier items in the lunchroom and improve behavior in the classroom.