Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated obesity in children aged 2 to 19 has almost tripled since 1980. Obesity is a major contributor to not only cancer but, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Our interpretation of these findings is in order to prevent cancer we must also fight obesity. Accomplishing this goal will take a collaborative effort from our schools, community programs and within the home.
Recognizing healthy foods and physical activity are essential shields for good health and disease prevention the Generation Healthy project aims to provide learning opportunities in nutrition, literacy and various forms of physical activities; for families who reside in communities with a history of late cancer diagnosis and high mortality rates.
For four two hours a week for eight weeks we utilizing resources from the National Institute of Cancer Research and the USDA, as tools for staff/volunteers to creatively construct lessons that teach how to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy foods, the food pyramid and a balanced diet.
Opportunities to engage parents is a priority. While the children are in school our dedicated team of partners from Kailo Nutrition, the UF Extension program and other organizations provide instructor lead workshops with practical lessons in:
To request the Generation Healthy Project to come to your apartment community email:firstname.lastname@example.org