Border Partners new funding to ensure healthier children in Palomas, MX

October 13, 2023

Border Partners recently launched a new grant effort to promote healthier futures for school children across Palomas.

This initiative will empower healthy eating habits by creating a healthy school environment, which includes targeting more than 700 school children, their teachers, parents, families, and school cooks in nutrition and gardening classes and engaging the children in growing their food at an on-site greenhouse.

Funding for the program was provided through the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating initiative.

Border Partners is a nonprofit organization uniting people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border by sharing resources, ideas, and experiences to improve the lives of many people living in poverty along the border.

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PDNHF Initiative: Healthy Eating

A high-quality diet with appropriate daily caloric intake provides essential nutrients, helps people maintain a healthy weight, and decreases their risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Evidence associates healthy eating with better health outcomes; however, many people do not consume the daily recommended levels of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that make up a healthy diet. The Health Foundation’s focus in the Healthy Eating initiative is educational programs, such as nutrition and cooking classes, that influence behavior in selecting, preparing, cooking, and eating healthy foods and policy and promotion activities that encourage healthy eating.

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Foundation Staff: Jana Renner

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