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Food Literacy Project Makes Louisville Healthier
Kentucky Ag Connection - 01/21/2020

When the bell rang this fall, at the end of the day at Iroquois High School, senior Fathma "Fruit" didn't rush home to start her homework. Nor did she hang around with friends at the park or the convenience store.

Instead, every Thursday, Fathma went to work at Wellington Elementary School's Field-to-Fork Club. As part of her job at the Food Literacy Project, she provided mentorship to club members about healthy lifestyle choices -- mixed with a couple of scoops of fun!

The Food Literacy Project's Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP) provides teens like Fathma with an opportunity to learn skills to thrive and drive community transformation. Teens in YCAP use food and farming as vehicles for personal growth and social change, and the program positions young people to take an active role in their food system to create a healthier, more equitable community - all while earning a paycheck and practical skills to cultivate a bright future.

Recently the Food Literacy Project launched a fundraising effort to support life-changing experiences for children and youth.

"Together, we can make 2020 a healthier and brighter year for our community," said Executive Director Carol Gundersen.

If you would like to learn more about the work of the Food Literacy Project, contact us at 502-491-0072.

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