Community Impact: Big Idea Talk
What happens when adults in Appalachia engage children with BRIEF health lessons?
Dietitian Julie Plasencia and Nurse Practitioner Angela Grubbs’ work shows that health education can start early, be fun, fast, and involve the community with BRIEF health lessons.
Poor health is costly to families and communities. Casey County, Kentucky is a region of high tobacco use, access to unhealthy foods, and sedentary lifestyles. At a local elementary school, 47% of students are classified as overweight or obese. Children will keep missing school, their parents will have to miss work, and their teachers will continue to play catch up with children who are falling behind.
Every child is born with an innate desire to thrive, and adults have the responsibility to support each child in leading a healthy life.
Watch their Big Idea Talk below!