CHOW: Choose Healthy Options for Wellness


About

The Need
  • A food desert surrounds EVMS
  • A knowledge gap exists relating to good nutrition and exercise
  • Diabetes II Prevalence in Eastern Virginia=14.5%
  • National Prevalence = 9.6%
  • Low (Colorado) = 6.3%

Project Description
  • Previous CHOW leaders developed a framework for nutrition and exercise classes using evidence based materials from the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Community members are given free cooking classes and health education focused on balanced diet and diabetes education.
Annual Student Activities
  • 8–15 students per cohort
  • Students lead a 2 hour fitness and nutrition class monthly at both Young Terrace Community Center and Chesapeake Care Clinic
  • CHOW hosts a Healthy Treat Table at the Haunted Hallway EVMS event
Social
Causes
Sustainable Development Goals
GivePulse
100 People | 446 Impacts | 626 Hours

Events


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