Fruitful Minds, Stage Two: Crossing County Lines (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Paulina Altshuler, Erin Dunn, Jessica Jew, Ann Kim, Samantha Louie, Lauren McAvoy, Daniela Santana, Lauren Tarver, Connie Tien

School: UC Berkeley

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Fruitful Minds is determined to address the obesity epidemic by bringing nutrition education and guidance to students in elementary, middle, and high school. Operating the educational programs will also provide practical experience for college student ambassadors. In Stage One, they operated through one college (UC Berkeley) and served 10 local schools from 2010-2012. In Stage Two, they will be expanding to 12 schools (including 2 high schools), introduce a condensed curriculum for two new primary schools, and will partner with Saint Mary’s College outside of Alameda County. The ultimate goal of Fruitful Minds is to support partnerships nationwide and provide their unique program to any school with access to the college volunteers and resources necessary to replicate their model.