When Princess Titus set out to spread the message about the importance of eating healthful foods, she faced the challenge of doing it in a community overrun with fast food chains serving up anything but. Her task, which has grown from a mission into a movement called Appetite for Change AFC , meant not only steering people away from the high-calorie fast-food fare but also making healthier options, such as fresh produce, more accessible. Now McDaniel and Powell are youth leaders and facilitators for the Minneapolis program. McDaniel and Titus both saw a need for a push toward better health. They also saw the importance of inspiring youth in the community and understood that building trust within the community was part of the process. Photo courtesy of Appetite for Change Appetite for Change tries to steer people away from high-calo Appetite for Change tries to steer people away from high-calorie fast food and make healthier options such as fresh produce more accessible. Although the video has led to an increase in valuable donations and publicity, Titus and McDaniel emphasize their unique mind-sets toward the movement. AFC, with a staff of 40 to 50 full-time employees and more than 20 part-timers, created the vehicle to allow young people to let their voices be heard and address social issues. Titus takes it a step further, emphasizing the community gardens where she hopes to see the community unite and change the narrative.
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Click HERE to subscribe. I don't really drink processed drinks; I drink water, mainly. I don't really like lemonade anymore. I do more infused water and just lemon in water. I try to eat more vegetables and fruits. I don't eat as many snacks. I try to be aware. These aren't the words of some starlet telling a tabloid how she dieted into her cat suit for her new movie. This is year-old Jaylon Ogolsbey from North Minneapolis, one of the worst food deserts in America, telling me how he started eating healthfully. For the past year, Ogolsbey has been working for the Minneapolis-based organization Appetite for Change AFC , which aims to reshape the way that the local community and beyond approaches cooking, eating, and growing food.
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Studies have shown this leads to a number of health problems from diabetes to high cholesterol, hypertension and more. Wanna hear it? According to their website, Appetite For Change is uses food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living.