Healthy Start: Improving nutrition for children.
A conversation with Dr Marilyn K. Simon: President of the Board of Directors of Responsibility Inc.
Educational development programs are unsuccessful when insufficient resources are invested in attending to children’s nutritional needs. Although education for children is a means to break the cycle of poverty, children living in poverty often lack access to proper nutritional education and enough to eat. Despite the United Nation’s and numerous nongovernmental organizations there are still inadequate educational opportunities to assist young children and their families in breaking the cycle of poverty and providing all children with a healthy start in life.
The goal of Responsibility Inc. (a nongovernmental organization) Health Start program is to develop effective means to improve the nutrition of young children. Since the early 1980’s Responsibility has had a huge impact on the children living in and around the Municipal garbage dumps of Tijuana, Mexico To date over 6,000 students have participated in Responsibility’s education programs in both Mexico and Nicaragua. And over the years Responsibility has helped build 3 schools and 45 homes for the destitute.
MARILYN K. SIMON, PhD, has been actively involved in Mathematics and Computer Education since 1969, and has taught all levels of mathematics and study skill development from pre-school through graduate school with extraordinary results, receiving outstanding faculty awards at several universities. She has published numerous books on mathematics education, scholarly research, Chaos theory, high stakes test-preparation, and online learning. She is the primary author of the popular book: WEHT (What Ever Happened To??¦) about reconnecting with old friends in a virtual world.
Dr. Simon has over 40 years of academic and entrepreneurial experience. She is the president and co-founder of Best-Prep, Inc., an educational consulting firm. Dr. Simon has successfully mentored hundreds of doctoral students. Her book: Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for success (2013 edition) is being used at several public and private universities. Dr. Simon was a mathematics education ambassador to South Africa in 2000. She also conducted post-doctoral research at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey regarding Women in Mathematics.
Dr. Simon is the President of the board of directors of Responsibility Inc. Listen to Dr Simon and her dedication to changing the lives of children who live in and near Tijuana’s vast municipal garbage dump. She will discuss how Responsibility is education children, building schools and changing the lives of children through education. Dr Simon will also discuss the problems that children surviving off the municipal dump in Tijuana, Mexico face and the importance to expand the capacity of early childhood education for children living in extreme poverty.
As a scholar-practitioner Dr Simon is researching the need to implement a nutritional program for young children to improve access and increase nutritional choices for more than 3,500 children who live in and near Tijuana’s vast municipal dump. Join us for an informative and solution oriented show to learn best practices and positive outcomes to a difficult social issue.