Wake County SmartStart Focuses on Youth Health
Wake County SmartStart has collaborated with Farm to Child Care and Preventing Obesity by Design (POD-Wake) to change the way children eat and play in child-care centers.
Farm to Child Care brings fresh farm produce to centers serving low-income children. POD-Wake tackles the county's childhood obesity epidemic by creating active outdoor learning environments. Children at Raleigh Nursery School recently benefitted from these initiatives by working alongside a local farmer and enjoying a newly created outdoor environment, which included gardens. Learn more at farmtoschool.org and naturalearning.org/content/podwake.