Special Spotlight: Kelly Meyer Brings Teaching Gardens Program to Schools Across The Country

Kelly Meyer partnered with the American Heart Association to bring her Teaching Gardens program to schools across America

Kelly Meyer has long been a philanthropist and environmentalist lending her name, time and energy to several causes in LA.

As the co-founder of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, she has raised over $40 million for biomarker research as well as trustee of the National Resources Defense Council. She’s now partnered with the American Heart Association to bring her Teaching Gardens program to schools across America.

Meyer came up with the idea with her children’s elementary school teacher to combat the startling rise of childhood obesity and other related illnesses in the U.S.

Realizing that educating kids from a young age about where their food comes from, allowing them to get their hands dirty and actually grow fruits and vegetables themselves was one of the ways to encourage a healthier diet in kids. The hope is that they will also pass their newfound knowledge along to their families.

As a busy mom and wife to NBC Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer, Kelly is using her time and resources to fight for a healthier environment and improve education on matters that will affect generations to come. Her work is truly admirable!

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