The Northwest Area Food Forest Project to Address Childhood Obesity
The Northwest Area Food Forest Project to Address Childhood ObesityJames Dudley2021-02-19T15:21:54-05:00
Co-Project Lead: Brandon Cosby, Flanner House Project Lead: Cynthia Stone, Fairbanks School of Public Health
The NWA in Indianapolis, was designated as a food desert, and has a high level of overweight children and adults with related diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. This project will implement and evaluate The Food Trust “Preschool Initiative: Building a Healthy Foundation for Life” program. The project will also include building a food forest near the preschool with fruit bearing trees and shrubs and redeveloping the Flanner House community garden. Students from the Flanner House Child Development Center will be invited to participate at a parent open house. A health assessment and measurement of nutrition and physical activity will be administered.