Wellness Wednesday:  Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 Initiative Sub-grantees Announced!

By Sophy Mott posted 10-31-2019 02:31 PM


FCSfit Wellness Wednesday: Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 Initiative Sub-grantees Announced!

AAFCS is excited to announce the sub-grantees of the Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program, an initiative led by Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA). The purpose of this program is to provide food discovery experiences and nutrition education to community members within five geographically distinct markets.   

Please join us as we congratulate our sub-grantees organizations, who will each receive $2,500 to implement four educational experiences over a two to three-month period for an audience of 20-25 participants each time. Training and resources are provided by the AHA. 

  • Live Well Geary County (Kansas); Project Leader: Debra Andres
    • The primary audience will be under-served, low-resource, low-income families who reside in Geary county's food deserts.
  • Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; Project Leader, Ruth Ann Ball
    • Serving residents of NE Oklahoma city, a highly impoverished area where the life expectancy of residents is 68.98 years, 10 years below the national average.
  • East Carolina University (North Carolina); Project Leader: Bernice Dodor
    • The target audience is Latino mothers with young children in under-resourced communities of rural eastern North Carolina.
  • Fort Valley State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (Georgia); Project Leader, Francine H. Hollis
    • Benefiting college parents between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
  • University of Central Arkansas; Project Leader: Nina Roofe, CNWE
    • Serving parents of children enrolled in the Head Start Program, and parents served by the Bethlehem House for the Homeless.

AAFCS members proved an ideal match for this initiative, with the knowledge and network in place to empower others with the skills needed to live an optimal quality of life. We're excited to be able to play a role in impacting community nutrition in this way!