Food Insecurity is lack of access at times to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. It is an ongoing problem glob- ally and in the state of Florida and is linked to many negative health outcomes. According to Feeding Florida, 3.3 million Floridians are food insecure, including 1.1 million children. Additionally, the top five food insecure counties are Leon, Gadsden, Hamilton, Alachua, and Putnam. With past support from the Childhood Obesity Prevention Education (COPE) Collaborative, the following community-based youth initiatives are designed to address neighborhood food insecurity and the resulting adverse health outcomes.
Read the entire story in the January/February 2019 issue of ONYX Magazine.