Started as a Vanderbilt dissertation project, The Veggie Project has since become a collaborative project with the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and other youth organizations in Nashville. It seeks to combat childhood obesity, family nutrition, and food insecurity, particularly in the city’s food deserts. By recruiting youth to sit on the Youth Leader Board, this cohort spends the summer managing Veggie Markets, picking the produce, advertising, and selling. Unsold produce is donated.
How wonderful to have this class “paper” turn into an impressive program for the city.
Source: The Veggie Project
Category: Class Act, Food Politics
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