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$200,000 grant creates program to help curb childhood obesity
Hazelwood Elementary Students Launch Program with fieldtrip to Oxmoor Farm

Thanks in part to a grant from the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program, the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, is working to transform the health of underserved Louisville residents and curb childhood obesity.

The Farm-to-Family Obesity Prevention Initiative will directly connect underserved youth and families with fresh foods, the people who grow it, the land and each other in cooperation with healthcare providers.


WHAT:          Farm-to-Family Obesity Prevention Initiative Field Trip

WHERE:       Oxmoor Farm
                     9001 Limehouse Ln., Louisville, Ky. 

WHEN:          Wednesday, September 10, 2014
                     10 a.m. to Noon


  • Interview with Brandi Carney, principal, Wellington Elementary School
  • Interview with Alice Bridges, vice president of healthy communities, KentuckyOne Health
  • Interview with Carol Gundersen, executive director, Food Literacy Project
  • B-roll of 4th grade students Hazelwood Elementary students planting, weeding and harvesting fields of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • B-roll of students, guided by professionals, cooking a healthy snack in an outdoor kitchen, using freshly picked ingredients from Oxmoor Farm


Grant funding from Johnson & Johnson will provide New Roots Fresh Stop locations at area schools, a food-access project where families can pool money and SNAP benefits to purchase from local farmers in bulk.  The initiative will support nutrition education through field trips, after-school clubs and other peer-based programs. More than 90 percent of the students at Hazelwood Elementary School qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program.





Publish date: 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014