We would like to thank those who provided valuable insight and feedback with Food & Fun 2nd Edition, including: YMCA of Greater Seattle; YMCA of Central Massachusetts; Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA; YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas; YMCA of the Suncoast; Jackie Thurneau; David Ludwig; Lilian Cheung; Sari Kalin; Kendrin Sonneville; Madeleine DeBlois; Amanda Fine; Fatima Akrouh; and Cynthia Hannon. Many thanks to Jeff Gortmaker and Jake Burchard for their work in developing foodandfun.org.
The Food & Fun After School Training Video was made possible through the hard work, dedication, and support from many people, including: JaVaughn Anderson, Laurie Chroney, Madeleine deBlois, Bekka Lee, Charlynne Smart, and Speedy Toeum who shared their insight about after school programs through engaging interviews; Matthew Simon and Jonathan Simon who served as the production crew with great creativity and focus; Steve Gortmaker, Becky Mozaffarian, and Bekka Lee for thoughtful feedback throughout the entire process; Shaniece Criss for serving as director, producer, script-writer, and host of the video; The Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative, who generously funded the creation of the video; the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club, Boston Centers for Youth and Family, Dotwell Community Health Center, and the Leadership Studio at the Harvard School of Public Health for their cooperation in providing filming locations, staff, and students; and last, but certainly not least, all the children and their parents for their energetic participation as the main stars of this video.
The developers would like to thank the YMCA childcare staff that pilot tested Food & Fun 1st Edition curriculum and parent communication materials, including: YMCA of Greater Boston, MA Burbank-Wakefield Branch, at Dolbeare School; YMCA of Greater Charlotte, NC, Lake Norman; YMCA of Greater Houston,TX Vic Coppinger Branch, at Carleston Elementary; YMCA of Greater Indianaolis, IN Baxter Branch, at Rosa Parks School; YMCA of Greater Louisville, KY, at Tully; YMCA of Metuchen-Edison, NJ, at Our Savior's Childcare Center; YMCA of Greater Seattle, WA, Shoreline Branch, at Beverly and Meadowdale Elementary; YMCA of Tampa, FL; and YMCA of Wichita, KS, at Beech Elementary School.
The developers would also like to thank the YMCA Gulick Project Planning Team who worked with great commitment and humor to make YMCA child care programs a healthier place to be.