Community Initiatives

Our community initiatives are focused on increasing the number of elementary age children in low-income communities who are empowered to make healthy eating and active living a priority. We do this by introducing children and their parents to where food comes from and to basic concepts of nutrition and healthy eating, and by supporting access to healthy food options and physical activity opportunities.

Childhood obesity has broad health consequences for children and families, and affects 1 in 5 children in Northern Virginia. By promoting nutrition education and physical activity, which are proven to enrich health, well-being and academic outcomes, we are preparing children for success through our community initiatives.

Our community initiatives focus on:

 If you’re interested in exploring partnership opportunities with the Junior League of Northern Virginia please contact our Community Council Director, Hayley Smith, at