Community Efforts to Increase Consumption of Locally Grown Fresh Foods

Location: Waco-McLennan county, Texas, population 378,027

The Problem: Poor nutrition habits play a significant role in chronic disease risk, more specifically obesity. Results from the McLennan County community survey revealed three zip codes within the county with increased rates of obesity.  

veggie vanHealthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The project will help residents in these three zip codes to more easily access and eat healthy foods by promoting current resources of fresh and locally grown food, hosting nutrition education sessions, and utilizing community health workers to connect residents to resources as well as providing fresh produce delivery.

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