Community Nutrition Project Aimed at Local Neighborhoods

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By Joe Hellriegel

Tallahassee, Fla. -- A Community Nutrition Project called Eating the Rainbow is a project designed to carry forward Tallahassee's comprehensive efforts to change neighborhood food environments and promote activity.

Eating the Rainbow encourages children and parents to eat healthier and live a more active lifestyle. Put on by Whole Child Leon, the platform is based on childhood obesity and includes four education nutrition meetings held at low income neighborhood churches in Leon County. FSU students got to participate in the project.

"The parents are the people that are going to teach the kids and if we can do that then were going to cut down on obesity cut down on health related risks like cardiovascular disease, cancer and all those things and we can become healthier and we can start to dialog to find out what people dont know so we can fill in those gaps," said FSU student Kinsey Simmons.

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