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One local foundation is helping our children to learn how to make healthier dietary choices.


Eating right begins with knowledge, and Recipe for Success has been working with students in schools for years to combat childhood obesity by changing the way our children understand, appreciate and eat their food. One this episode, Ernie & Crew visit MacGregor Elementary School, where R4S has set up a specialized classroom, devoted to learning how to eat a healthy diet. With the help of founder Gracie Cavnar, and visiting Chef Greg Martin (Bistro Menil), the students learn how to make tasty muffins using sweet potatoes.

Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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