Founders

Meet Jane Finn Levine, Ed.D., and Larry Levine, Co-founders of KIDS

Larry has taught the KIDS program in many schools in New England and Metropolitan New York City. He also edits the KIDS newsletter, which is sent to more than 10,000 subscribers.  Prior to KIDS, Larry was Executive Vice-President of marketing and sales for an international corporation based in New York City. During this period, he also conducted a seminar for juniors and seniors at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Larry is a member of the WhyHunger Advisory Board.

In addition to her involvement with WHY and KIDS, Jane received a Doctor of Education degree in nutrition and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. As a nutrition educator, she has researched, written, and lectured extensively about how food marketers target school children and about the ethics of the nutrition profession's complicity in such marketing efforts. Previously, she wrote the "Nutrition Watch" column for Why. Magazine. Prior to beginning her studies in 1987, Jane spent 18 years with Fortune 500 companies as a computer programmer, systems analyst and project manager. Jane is a member of the WhyHunger Advisory Board.

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