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PUFFA and Connecting to Philadelphia’s Food System Movement

April 10, 2011

PUFFA Project Director, Diane-Louise (D-L) Wormley spoke during the Connecting to Philadelphia’s Food System Movement event on April 4, 2011 at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.  PUFFA stands for the Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance, and is a W.K. Kellogg Funded community based collaborative initiative.   The main goal of PUFFA is to increase access to healthy foods in school and communities, and for those communities to be healthy and safe for fitness and play.  They are devoted to bringing about change through education and advocacy by working with not only the adults in the community, but with the youth as well, along with the experts in the field.

During the event DL many note worth things to say.  Here are some highlights:

Work with the community to plan at the beginning, middle and the end.

– 80% of schools in Philadelphia don’t have full service kitchens.  This means that most schools can only warm up already prepared foods.

– Focus on the youth.  Get them to advocate by encouraging them to stand up and speak out.

– We need to listen to our youths.

For more information on PUFFA click here.

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