Lisa Helfman

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Lisa is a Healthy Living Matters Collaborative Member and Founder of brighter Bites, which is a locally started, globally minded team of parents, educators, nutritionists and volunteers who hope to make our world brighter, one bite at a time. Brighter Bites delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into the hands of children, as well as recipe cards, nutrition facts and ideas for preparation. As a result of Ms. Helfman’s policy advocacy efforts, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) budget for 2014-2015 included the expansion of grant programs to promote nutrition education, including the Brighter Bites program (formerly Ace for Health). The Legislature provided $1.2 million in new funding through TDA to expand this program into additional schools in Houston and Dallas.