American Journal of Preventative Medicine chooses FoodCorps as winner of childhood obesity challenge

FoodCorps Awarded $2,500 First Prize in Childhood Obesity Challenge

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) is pleased to announce FoodCorps as the winner of the first Childhood Obesity Challenge. The Challenge is an online competition for innovative ideas to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.

FoodCorps uses a nationwide team of AmeriCorps service members embedded in public schools to directly focus on healthy eating for children through education as well as work with local farmers, chefs, and school food service to get nutritious food on school lunch trays. As the winner of the first round of the Challenge, the project description, submitted by a team led by Jerusha Klemperer, one of 6 co-founders of FoodCorps, will be published in both the print and online versions of AJPM. FoodCorps will also receive a $2,500 prize.

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