Health in the Hood aims to provide fresh vegetables from our community gardens along with nutrition & fitness workshops for families in underserved neighborhoods.
Health in the Hood is a 501c3 organization that builds and maintains community gardens in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout Miami. The communities in which we work have little or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables, health education or exercise. By building community gardens and providing health education in low income neighborhoods, we are putting children on the path to healthy futures, giving parents valuable information and creating environments that make healthy choices fun and easy!
Please enjoy this video sharing our work creating healthier communities, one vegetable garden at a time.
These kids are enjoying freshly picked cucumbers from the Health in the Hood Liberty City garden.
Collard greens are our most popular crop!
Health in the Hood kids learn how to care for their vegetable gardens. Here we are planting seedlings with the help of our young urban farmers.
With fun prizes at stake we always have a blast at our nutrition and fitness workshops. In this photo everyone was eager to answer our question about healthy snacking!
Health in the Hood Community Gardens
Health in the Hood is a South Florida based 501c3 organization that builds vegetable gardens in food desert neighborhoods. We have gardens in Overtown, Liberty City and Miami Gardens that provide free fresh foods to disadvantaged families. With over 250,000 Miami-Dade residents living in food deserts being plagued by preventable diseases, there couldn't be a more pertinent time to make healthy eating more accessible. Transportation, finances and lack of knowledge are all barriers between low-income families and fresh food. Our goal is to break those boundaries and make wellness attainable without being overwhelming. Building vegetable gardens directly in the inner city makes it easier for families to eat fresh foods and adopt healthy eating habits. The neighborhoods in which we work have little or no access to fresh fruits and vegetables, health education or organized exercise. Our urban farms provide fresh foods, nutrition education, needed jobs and community beautification.
Health in the Hood Health Education Workshops
We also provide nutrition, fitness and urban gardening workshops for children and families living in food deserts. By providing community gardens and health education in low income neighborhoods, we are putting children on the path to healthy futures, giving parents helpful information and creating environments that support healthy choices.
Health in the Hood kids are adopting healthy habits and enjoying the countless benefits of eating clean, local foods. Using fun games and prizes kids are learning how to eat a balanced diet, read nutrition labels, the dangers of processed foods, grocery shopping tips, urban farming and much more!
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This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.