Learn how parents, schools and communities across Kentucky are coming together to help children discover the benefits of fresh, whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Join us for a free public screening of Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime, A KET Special Report, at the Kentucky Science Center on April 18. Register now!
In a society filled with super-sized fast food meals and a wealth of fatty, sugary, and salty prepackaged foods, it can be difficult for families to eat healthfully. Restaurant food that used to be reserved for special occasions is routine now. Some children in Kentucky have never eaten a fresh blueberry, strawberry, or banana. KET’s Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime, explores childhood nutrition, its impact on health outcomes and obesity rates, and efforts across the state to make it easy for families to eat well.
The program also examines the impact of food deserts on the nutrition of children. Food deserts are areas with limited or no access to large grocery stores with fresh and affordable foods but instead have lots of fast food restaurants and convenience stores. The program highlights efforts in Eastern Kentucky and Western Louisville to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables and to improve the food culture in the area.
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The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the local participants in Well Fed. For more information about this program, please visit http://www.ket.org/health/wellfed.htm. Well Fed was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Sponsored by Leadership Louisville Center’s Bingham Fellows, University of Louisville Pediatrics and the Kentucky Science Center