TidBit of the Day: Open Sesame!

| December 15, 2010

I love Sesame Street. It’s how I learned English and Spanish and counting and how neighbors help neighbors. I thought the whole world looked like Sesame Street – people and monsters of all colors and shapes and abilities chatting it up.

Source: Sesame Workshop

So I was no doubt super stoked when I got an internship there during my doctoral work working with the educational research department. It was one of the best places I ever worked for, and there are many a times, I wish I still lived in Manhattan. Sesame Street really is a place that takes great care and thought into how children learn and engage and grow. So when Cookie Monster decided that cookies were a sometimes-food, I believed him.

Almost 25% of American children are food insecure. So Sesame Street is taking their advocacy for eating healthier a step further with “Food for Thought” about food insecurity and how to eat healthfully on a budget. Check it out.

And for those you Elmo-fans and White-House-chef-Sam-Kass fans:

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With a flair for spontaneity, pizzazz, creative excellence and her own unique sense of aesthetic grace and perspective, we have our very dear friend, Belinda (or B, to some of us). Although an incredibly accomplished professional and career woman, B’s down-to-earth approach and demeanor transcends all scenarios, communities and people. She manifests, in her day-to-day, the essence of the word “Zomppa” as demonstrated by her extraordinary commitment to creating sustainable and positive change for us and future generations to come. She’s asked for a dog every year since she was five. Check out Belinda’s work on global education research and coaching: www.hummingbirdrcc.com or more about her portfolio www.belindachiu.com.

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  1. lululu says:

    Such a wonderful job you had for an intern! Totally to die for!

  2. Julia says:

    Wow, lucky you. So is Sesame Street still going? I always watched it as a kid in England but I don’t think they show it anymore. Shame! 🙂

  3. kristy says:

    What a cool job! I like ‘Sesame street’. My children learned alot from there. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. I love the Elmo vid…I’m sure he’ll inspire kids everywhere to become chefs! Theresa

  5. What a fantastic internship…great video 🙂

  6. denise says:

    I still watch Sesame Street, though my kids have long tired of it LOL It’s a part of me, been watching it since I was 3, you know?

    That is a very cool gig! Love the vid – thanks for sharing.

    Btw – hope you and yours have a fantastic New Year Belinda 🙂