Childhood obesity and malnutrition has risen significantly in American over the past few decades. This rise in obesity has already led to early onset of hypertension, elevated cholesterol and diabetes at much earlier ages than seen in previous generations, lowering a child’s overall life expectancy. Additionally, there is an under-detected prevalence of childhood hunger and malnutrition in at risk communities. Both of these forms of malnutrition plague our most vulnerable, low-income families in particularly high rates.
Our upcoming projects include educational programs for at risk communities, along with a needs assessment evaluation of families to assess barriers to accessing healthy foods. Stay tuned for more details.