Our community initiatives are focused on empowering elementary-aged children in low-income communities to make healthy eating and active living a priority. We do this by introducing children and their families to where food comes from; basic concepts of nutrition and healthy eating; 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: