Childhood Obesity
The National Urban League Wire
Published: Tue. May 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Updated: Tue. May 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Comments: 0

Community Gardens in Urban Centers

Community gardening offers a way to connect young people to nature, provide access to healthy food and encourage families to make better food choices. Click here to read a highlight of Greater Chattanooga Urban League Community Garden.  
And watch planting day at the Urban Harvest Garden, a partnership with Urban League of Portland and the African Women's Coalition.




Preventing Childhood Obesity

In communities of color children are more likely to be obese and live in unsafe communities where there are few opportunities for physical activity and limited access to healthy food.
Learn More!

•    Get the Facts!
•    Healthy Diet and Nutrition
•    Tips for Healthy Families
•    What All Young Adults Can Do

Partnering to Empower Healthy Kids

The National Urban League is proud to announce our collaboration with Healthy Kids Out of School, an alliance of nine national leaders that have united to adopt consistent nutrition and physical activity principles throughout after school programs. The founding partners organizationsare the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Council of La Raza, National Council of Youth Sports, National 4-H Council, National Urban League, Pop Warner, US Youth Soccer, YMCA of the USA.

Read State of Black America 2012 to learn more




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