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Category: Living Well Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 13:06 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
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The added sites will offer DKWIO’s special youth programming for 10 weeks – June through August. DKWIO will continue to offer their six-week program at four additional Detroit sites. (locations and times attached)
The new DKWIO sites have also partnered with Forgotten Harvest this summer, to provide young participants with healthy and nutritious lunches.
“Working with Forgotten Harvest gives DKWIO a great opportunity to further engage with community partners. Our new programs will provide children with the experience of eating fresh food while teaching them the principles of good nutrition,” said DKWIO Founder Danialle Karmanos. “We are very grateful to the GM Foundation and Forgotten Harvest for their leadership in providing Detroit’s children with opportunities to become healthier and stay active during the summer.”
With the new location’s additional four weeks, programs are typically six weeks in length, DKWIO has set a goal to increase the participating children’s knowledge of healthy eating by 75 percent. Children will be surveyed at the beginning and end of their program.
"The GM Foundation extends its commitment to Detroit-area youth through a $10,000 grant to support three of DKWIO's new programs, and to help provide nutritious lunches from Forgotten Harvest,” said Lori Wingerter, vice president, GM Foundation, a Forgotten Harvest board member. “These summer youth programs will help children be nourished and active during the summer months.”
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