We inspire and educate our youth and teachers to eat and live a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Kids Smart Kids was created from Dr. Yvonne Sanders-Butler's own personal experience. It was amplified by a wake up call one morning in 1996 as she was rushed to the hospital at 1:00 a.m. only to learn that she was on the verge of a massive stroke.
She joined a support group and began to learn healthy eating and physical fitness. Empowered with this powerful information, she focused her research on facts not fads.
Yvonne Sanders-Butler made several lifestyle changes, including eating well-balanced meals that consisted of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean poultry and following a routine exercise regimen that helped her to regain her health. After several years of removing favorite desserts from her diet, she decided to use natural ingredients in her family's traditional recipes that provided the same quality of taste, but healthier.
[Healthy Kids] She made improving the health of "her" students and their families a top priority and established a Sugar Free Zone Wellness Program, the only one of its kind in the country. The results were higher test scores, fewer disciplinary referrals, and fewer weight problems among students. To share her success with families throughout the country and help them to better support their children at school and at home, she wrote "Healthy Kids, Smart Kids."
Healthy Kids Smart Kids results are making the diffrence in schools….
• Disciplinary referrals drop 28%
• Counseling referrals drop 23%
• Higher test scores
• “I have more energy…” – Carmen, 2nd grade
• “…my daughter loves the program” – parent
• “I hope it change other people’s lives too. - Antonio, 3rd grade
With the release of her book, overweight students slimmed down and became more active The Principal-Created, Parent-Tested, Kid-Approved Nutrition Plan for Sound Bodies and Strong Minds. This book is a common sense guide to help you make the best choices for your family. It is basic nutrition advice that parents can use everyday. This one of a kind book hit book stores September 2005.associated health risks in schools.
DR. YVONNE SANDERS BUTLER