Mmm…mmm…good!

Nutrilite has teamed up with more than 50 students at the Boys and Girls Club of Buena Park, California to educate youth on the importance of nutrition in their daily diet. This summer, students have worked side by side with the Nutrilite Global Agribusiness Operations team to create a number of raised gardens – some with specialized ingredients designed for specific pizza and fruit smoothie recipes.

In July, students reaped a harvest in an effort to create their very own eggplant pizzas. Lily, age 11, shared, “I thought eggplant was gross, but this actually was not that bad.” Erandy, age 12 eagerly followed with, “It’s so cool to see how everything grows. Now, when I am at the grocery store, I look at fruits and vegetables in a different way.”

The Nutrilite Global Agribusiness Operations team enhanced the 2016 edition of the program by teaching youth a newly designed nutrition curriculum, and building a custom earthworm aquarium. The team included general managers from Nutrilite’s Agribusiness sites in Mexico, Brazil, and Washington State.

Nutrilite has a special affinity for the Boys and Girls Club of Buena Park, as it was the company’s founders, Carl and Edith Rehnborg who helped open the facility in 1948. The community and company connection has been strong ever since.

Erin Benson, teen program staff and garden team lead at the club said, “Our students are receiving hands-on training they would never get otherwise. And the experience of working side by side with world-class scientists… how cool is that!”

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