Arkansas Grow Healthy
About the Program
With $4.78 million dollars from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Weber and colleagues from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, will be working to develop obesity prevention strategies for at-risk children in preschool through first grade (ages 2-8). Over the course of the project, Dr. Weber's team at Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute will conduct a statewide foodshed assessment and design and implement an aggregation center for fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables. This center will increase the capacity for serving local produce in Arkansas schools. Andrew Carberry is currently planning visits with schools, producers, processors and those who are already working on, or interested in, farm to school programs in Arkansas. If you would like to participate please contact him at 501-364-6555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will launch a website soon. Check back at a later date for the link.
In the News
Click here to read the press release announcing the program.