Kids Eat Right International (KERI) Goals
The Kids Eat Right International Campaign will support public education and programs that address the health concern of overweight/obesity among many of the world’s children.
The Kids Eat Right international campaign will provide members with resources that are international in scope. Through dissemination of these resources, campaign volunteers will be recognized leaders in childhood obesity prevention within their countries and will raise awareness among national populations of the need to help children meet their energy and nutrient requirements.
Consistent with the Kids Eat Right national campaign, all international campaign actions will aim to achieve our goals to:
- EDUCATE key audiences about the necessity of a quality diet and the consequences of poor nutrition;
- ADVOCATE on behalf of a quality nutrition approach to promote growth and development; and
- DEMONSTRATE the food and nutrition expertise of registered dietitians (or similar professionals in another country) through educational programming and advocacy.
Want to learn more about Kids Eat Right? Check out the Academy member website and the Academy public website for articles, tips, toolkits, recipes and videos! There are also scholarship and grant opportunities – click here for more information.
If you would like to be on the Kids Eat Right International (KERI) mailing list, please email Kay Gibbons at KERI@iaand.org.
KERI Mini Grant Applications 2022: French-speaking Countries (Applications Closed)
IAAND is pleased to announce mini-grants for 2022. This year the grants will be available to 2 IAAND members from French-speaking countries. The grants, each for $500, are awarded for adaptation and translation of a KERI toolkit, and a presentation within the community. For full details of the grant and the application process and online application.
Applications close: December 10, 2022
Decision made by leadership team: January 30, 2023
Notification to successful grant holders: February 14, 2023
Submission of completed projects: May 15, 2023
KERI Mini-Grant Outcomes
Awardee: Sara El BabaProject: "Myth Busters"Project DownloadsArabic Download Handout Download Presentation
Awardee: Ahmed Chaloob SaddamProject: "Hunger in Community and Overweight"Project DownloadsArabic Download Handout Download Presentation
Awardee: Julie Joy (Tom) CDN. RD.Project: "Healthy Schools, It's a Team Effort" School: Nursery, Grade 1-10 Grade studentsSchool Toolkit: Healthy Schools. It’s a Team EffortAdaptation of Toolkit: Adopted in such a way picky eaters pattern often noticed in other grades...
Previous KERI Campaigns
AUGUST 2012 – EVERYDAY HEROES Camella Rising, MS, RD, LDN, VirginiaI presented about Kids Eat Right as part of a session at a conference in Israel about childhood obesity, with speakers from Israel, Venezuela and the U.S. Many commented that they loved the Kids Eat...
JUNE 2013 – EVERYDAY HEROES Vicky Tijerina Wallis, LN, MS, NC, MexicoAs a recipient of a Kids Eat Right Crew mini-grant, it was a very rewarding experience for me to share the information in the Kids Eat Right toolkit promoting healthy breakfast to elementary school...
Kids Eat Right International (KERI) approved KERI Session proposed an accepted for FNCE Going International: Using Kids Eat Right to Address ChildhoodObesity – VirginiaTijerina Walls Development of the Strategic Plan First call for Country Representative support for...
KERI Heroes asked to be featured on KER Home page in February KERI logo created Second call for Country Representation participation and support for KERI
April 2016 – Healthy From The Ground Up Abigail Navarro, MSc, RD, PhD Candidate, IsraelOn the frame of the “National Health Week Promotion”, six undergraduate nutrition students gave the presentation to three groups from 1st and 2nd grade from “Ariel Elementary...
April-May 2017 – Healthy From the Ground Up Abigail Navarro, MSc, RD, PhD Candidate, IsraelFollowing last year’s success, Prof. Mona Boaz (Head of the Nutrition Department at Ariel University) invited the whole group of undergraduate Nutrition Students to participate...
RD Empowered Parents for School Wellness English to Spanish Translation/Adaptation ExperienceBy Maria Virginia Tijerina WallsI have been involved in the Kids Eat Right Campaign since 2012. The obesity epidemic in Mexico, in which one in every three children are...