Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Healthy Youth Project is to instruct, inspire, promote and provide resources that will encourage better physical and mental health. The Healthy Youth Project will expose disadvantaged students to practical and healthier lifestyle solutions. Successful completion of this program should result in the reduction and prevention of obesity, heart disease and many other preventable conditions.
Many inner-city students meet the USDA guidelines of living in a Food Desert. Numerous research has shown the strong correlation between youth and children who are negatively impacted by food deserts, and a lack for proper nutrition and access to processed foods. The pilot program has shed light on areas of need and where the program can adjust to meet the need of students suffering from lack of nutrition.
The Healthy Youth Project creates a fun and engaging learning environment for high school students during the school year, to learn the benefits of how a healthier diet will significantly impact their overall mental and physical health. Students will participate in an interactive curriculum that will educate them on food, healthy cooking, and consuming foods for optimum health and wellness.