The overall health and wellness of a neighborhood is critical to building future prosperity. Well-nourished children perform better in school. Physically and mentally healthy adults are more productive community members. Parents who are educated about nutrition and live active lifestyles are better equipped to raise healthy children.
Residents of Jubilee Park face a number of health-related challenges: food insecurity, lack of nutrition education, obesity, and lack of access to fresh, nutritious food. Our approach reflects these wide-ranging challenges by addressing physical and mental health, wellness, and nutrition needs for children, families, and seniors.
Some of our key public health initiatives include:
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- Food security: In partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, our Kids’ Café and Children’s Backpack Program provide nutritious meals to children who have been pre-identified as food insecure (uncertain whether or where their next meal will come from). Additionally, monthly food boxes are provided to seniors.
- Nutrition education: A feature of our educational enrichment programming, we focus on cooking, gardening, and healthy eating. Workshops and health fairs provide information on topics such as healthy eating, obesity, diabetes, and breast cancer.
- Obesity: The Women’s Exercise Program, serving over 80 women daily, provides community-led Zumba and aerobics classes and teaches women to manage their weight and health.
- Access to fresh foods: A community-managed Farm Stand provides affordable produce and is often the only access community members have to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Community Garden, in addition to providing fresh produce to the community, serves as a teaching tool for families.