April 2015: Offering Healthy Solutions. This article by Eye on Sun Valley’s Karen Bossick announces the incorporation of Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley as it marks a new chapter for Kathryn Guylay. Bossick also covers Kathryn’s new radio show on KDPI 89.1 FM. Offering_Healthy_Solutions
October 2012: Kathryn Guylay Selected as Community Hero: The Edible Schoolyard. Kathryn Guylay was nominated by members of Hemingway Elementary School’s wellness committee and selected as a Community Hero by The Edible Schoolyard’s Hero for her work to bring nutrition education to students at their school. Read the details here.
September 2012: Free Healthy Cooking Workshop (Weekly Sun) and Spotlight on Quinoa (Weekly Sun)
Read more about Kathryn’s Education workshop with The Hunger Coalition in the Wood River Valley of Idaho. This workshop attracted a large number of participants who enjoyed the food tastings and took away much in learning. You can also read the summary report of the fantastic program evaluation results and feedback.
September 2012: School to Hold Rainbow Day (Idaho Mountain Express) and Food and Fun at Community School Friday (Weekly Sun). Read these glowing reports of the kick-off of the nutrition education project at the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho. “We are excited to kick off our nutrition program with Rainbow Day,” Elementary School Head Janet Salvoni stated in a press release. “The food and nutrition lessons are excellent. The students love the hands-on activities and it is so important to start healthy eating habits at a young age.” You can read more about Rainbow Day in this Nurture Recent Buzz post.
May 2012. Weekly Sun: Food Revolution Day Sparks Healthy Grocery Tour. Kathryn was honored to participate in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on May 19, 2012. Kathryn hosted a tour to help participants learn tricks and tools for menu planning and grocery shopping. Participants went aisle by aisle to learn label reading, compare products, and learn how to stock up on healthy pantry items. Participants tasted recipes built on a simple Recipe Framework designed to make the most of what you’ve got on hand, what’s in season, and what’s on sale during a given week. Recipes tasted at the event included:
Morning Millet Oats
Quinoa Summer Salad
May 2012. Chefs Move to Schools E-Newsletter’s Featured Recipe: Vegetable Chili with Bell Peppers and Beans. A recipe from Nurture/Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange was recently featured in the May e-newsletter for the Chefs Move to Schools Campaign. Click here and scroll down to the Recipe of the Month. Or, view the e-newsletter as a PDF file. You can also view a video of the recipe via the Nurture site.
January 2012. Sun Valley Online: Recipes for a Healthy New Year; Website provides nutrition tips and wellness ideas geared for kids. This article highlights some new changes in 2012 to Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange (now Healthy Solutions) as we ramp up our efforts to provide more delicious and nutritious recipes. In line with requests from readers, recipes are now sorted by cooking equipment (rice cooker and/or slow cooker) and by dietary needs (gluten-free, dairy-free, and/or nut-free). Read the full article here!
November 2011. Weekly Sun: “Food and Fun…with Kathryn Guylay”. This comprehensive cover article by Karen Bossick was the culmination of an interview, visits and observations of classes at the Community School and with The Hunger Coalition, and many follow up questions. Karen was diligent in her research and highlighted her favorite recipe (Veggie and Brown Rice Burrito Bowl) and summarized key messages: “The whole point is never to say that any food is bad; but to empower kids so that they can be thoughtful consumers.” Read the full article here.
November 2011. Sun Valley Online: Food and Fun at the Community School; Program empowers kids to make healthy food choices. A fun and informative program, “Food and Fun” has reached a new population in Sun Valley, Idaho! Read the full article for an overview of the program’s approach and success.
April 2011. Healthy Schools Campaign Blog (Friday Recipe). “Rice and Beans, Red and Green”. I was thrilled to be asked by Healthy Schools Campaign, the source of “Cooking Up Change 2011!” to submit an easy recipe that kids love and that provides some solid nutrition. Healthy Schools Campaign advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment.
Click here to watch the recipe video for Rice and Beans, Red and Green.
October 2010. Glenview Patch: Local Moms Weigh in on Healthy Halloween Options, Giving Back
Katy Heider’s column “the Mom Next Door” looks at the challenges of Halloween candy overload and suggests some strategies for balance. Her tips include insights from Kathryn Guylay. Read the online article here or view it as a PDF here.
The article links to two great recipe ideas during Halloween:
September 2010. Chicago Tribune: “Trash the Takeout“
Jen Weigel’s “lessons for life” column takes on a huge topic related to the nation’s growing waist line and hardening arteries: the fact that many Americans avoid the kitchen and rely instead on fast food and take-out menus. Her article looks to Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange to answer the questions “why are homemade meals a better choice” and “how do I get started in the kitchen?”. Read more here.
Jen’s article also refers to an October 2009 Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange newsletter where we studied the difference in spending $100 at the grocery store on processed foods vs. ingredients for meals. See the details here.
Need more proof that homemade cooking is easy? See these 3 minute or less videos on easy meal preparation:
March 2010. Chicago Trib Local: Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange Launches New Site
What started as an informal email exchange with friends about nutrition and health has been officially launched as a website. Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange (now Healthy Solutions) will feature “core” monthly newsletter in addition to shorter, more frequent blogs about gardening and inspiration for family meals. “It is like what our grandmothers did—passing on remedies and solutions,” says founder Kathryn Guylay, “only we have the high-tech internet solution in the 21st Century.” Click here for a link to the full press article.
August 2009. Make It Better: Amazing Woman Nominee: Kathryn Guylay Nurtures Low-Income Families
In 2008, Kathryn Guylay founded Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange, starting as an informal email exchange with friends about nutrition and health. This group of moms and dads receiving information on a monthly basis grew from a short list of friends to hundreds of households within a year. When Kathryn proposed the idea of an outreach organization focused on helping low income families with nutrition and heath (the idea that would become Nurture) the grateful and generous readership base voluntarily donated the initial seed money (just over $1,000) to start the nonprofit’s initial operations in 2009. Read more about Nurture and its connection with Healthy Kids Ideas Exchange here.