Grow, Eat, Thrive - Growing Gardens for Health

Putting Research Into Use

Klein Buendel a small woman-owned health communication research and technology firm that designs, develops, and evaluates public health interventions in collaboration with academic, public, and private partners. We fuse researchers in health communication, psychology, and behavioral science with a dynamic web/app/graphic development team to create effective health programs such as Grow, Eat, Thrive to disseminate to a variety of audiences.

Every day, researchers around the world discover more ways to improve the lives of people everywhere. Unfortunately, many of these discoveries never reach the people who will benefit from them most. We strive to create health education and training solutions that allow research to grow into knowledge that will positively effect people's daily lives.

Have questions about Grow, Eat, Thrive?

Not quite sure and have some questions? If you would like to contact the creators of Grow, Eat, Thrive to find out more specifics about the program, please contact:

Mary Buller, MA
(303) 565-4330

The Creators

The creators of Grow, Eat, Thrive wanted to develop a program that was engaging for both teachers and students that would teach some basic nutrition principles while participating in interactive and hands-on lessons explaining where food comes from and how to eat healthy and be active each day.

Lee Stiffler-Meyer, MPH

Lee received a B.S in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.P.H. from the University of Denver. She has been involved with nutrition education both in her professional life and in volunteer work. The creation of this garden-enhanced curriculum unit brought together Lee's work with Slow Food USA and her background in nutrition and public health to create a meaningful program for school-age children.

Mary Buller, MA

Mary is the president of Klein Buendel, Inc and has led multiple research projects in the areas of nutrition and physical activity. Past interventions include a peer-education program for men to increase fruit and vegetable intake, a worksite wellness website also aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable intake and web-based program for college freshmen making the transition from home to independence.

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