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GrowingGreat’s National School Nutrition Movement Gains the Endorsement of Celebrities

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On March 22, 2010, environmental activist Kelly Meyer launched the sustainable Teaching Garden at Kelso Elementary School in Inglewood, CA with the help of GrowingGreat and a few celebrities. More than 700 students planted seeds with Tobey Maguire, Derek Fisher, Gabrielle Reese and Cat Cora. In the weeks to come, GrowingGreat will train Kelso teachers to implement their standard-based garden and nutrition curriculum to K-5 students. In alliance with GrowingGreat, Meyer’s goal is to roll the Teaching Garden out to 1,000 schools across America in the next year.

Prior to Meyers partnering with GrowingGreat, the program was issued a substantial grant by Jack Johnson’s Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. The pro-surfer turned singer-songwriter’s AINA In Schools also utilizes GrowingGreat's garden and nutrition curriculum in its programs that serve 5,000 students annually in eight public schools in Hawaii.

In 2009, GrowingGreat formed partnerships with Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation (www.milagrofoundation.org) and the W.K.K Kellogg Foundation. GrowingGreat Marin City now brings school gardens, nutrition education, food access and health programs to the children and families of Marin City, an underserved community in Marin County, CA.

GrowingGreat was recently featured on Access Hollywood. See the clip here

GrowingGreat’s 4th annual Healthy Living Festival is on Sunday May 16, 2010 in Manhattan Beach, CA. Information on this event will follow soon. For additional information on GrowingGreat, contact Sarah Gelb at 310-939-9216, visit www.growinggreat.com or email info@growinggreat.com

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