These Two Moms Unite To Transform The Way Americans Eat

Forbes
By Julia B. Olayanju
July 19, 2018

Child­hood obe­sity in Amer­ica has sig­nif­i­cantly increased in the past 3 decades. Accord­ing to 2015–2016 reports by the Cen­ter For Dis­ease Con­trol And Pre­ven­tion 1 in 5 chil­dren between the ages 6 and 19 years old are obese, tripling the num­ber of obese chil­dren reported in the 1970s. This trend and its impact on learn­ing  inspired Kirsten Saenz Tobey and Kristin Groos Rich­mond to set out on a mis­sion to trans­form the way stu­dents are fed by start­ing Rev­o­lu­tion Foods.

Before found­ing Rev­o­lu­tion Foods, Rich­mond who pre­vi­ously had a career in cor­po­rate finance had co-​​founded the Kenya Com­mu­nity Cen­ter for Learn­ing. She also served on the White house Coun­cil for Com­mu­nity Solu­tions.  Tobey  was a teacher, researcher and gar­den edu­ca­tor with Earth­jus­tice, the School for Field Stud­ies, and Phillips Acad­emy at Andover. She had also led expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tional pro­grams in the US and Ecuador.

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