Program Gives Inner City Kids Fresh Take on Nutrition

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

ELKTON -- A program that gives inner city kids a chance to live healthier lives for a week comes to an end.

The program is beneficial for inner city kids in a lot of ways.

The main reason being the nutritional value they get from the program.

Virginia is one of 13 states participating in the program.

Helping kids from low income communities all over the country get healthier.

"His first year, the biggest culture shock is that we only eat wild game," said Bridget Baugher, a host mom through the Fresh Air program.

She exposes inner-city kids to a different way of eating.

Each summer host moms like Bridget Baugher open their hearts and homes, exposing inner city kids to a different way of eating.

"We can everything, we grow everything we eat," said Baugher.

"I picked vegetables," said Noah Aveiles, a participant in the Fresh Air program. Aveiles is from the Bronx, NY where the debate recently was whether to limit the size of sugary drinks.

Elkton is one of over 300 friendly towns across the United States giving children the opportunity to experience playgrounds and other things.

"And i could go to the pool," said Aveiles.

He also experienced eating organic meats.

"Bears, squirrels, wild turkey," said Aveiles.

"You know living in an apartment complex you don't get to go outside in a backyard and play," said Baugher.

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