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TFP Partners with FoodCorps & CitySprouts


    

Application
Deadline:

April 10, 2011

 

 

 

TFP Launches Program to Address Child Nutrition and Obesity

The Food Project is excited to announce a groundbreaking, collaborative project that will improve education about and access to healthy food for schoolchildren, parents, and other members of school communities. A partnership with Cambridge, MA-based CitySprouts, this program will also address childhood obesity and diet-related health problems.

This collaboration is one of ten such programs selected nationally for the inaugural year of FoodCorps, an AmeriCorps initiative that will work in high-need communities throughout the country, focusing on improving children’s education about healthy, locally grown food and increasing communities’ access to it.

The Food Project approaches this work with the belief that the entrenched challenges of childhood obesity and food access inequity can only be addressed through a holistic approach that engages and supports the whole school community, from students and classrooms to families and homes.

Through this collaboration, FoodCorps members and Food Project youth will direct their knowledge and passion about food and nutrition to improve the food realities of peers as well as younger children and their families in four communities in eastern Massachusetts – Boston, Cambridge, Lynn and Gloucester – creating a vibrant learning lab for future growth.

Applications are now being accepted from energetic young people to join the inaugural year of FoodCorps. Questions about the application or The Food Project’s plans can be directed to James Harrison.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2011                  More information available at food-corps.org

 

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