NAACP officials visit Liberty Tech to see healthy eating efforts

JACKSON, Tenn. — The national NAACP health director visited West Tennessee Friday to observe the NAACP’s childhood obesity initiatives. Liberty Technology Magnet High School hosted the NAACP representatives to showcase their efforts to promote healthy eating. They toured the greenhouses and were able to see how the school allows the students the opportunity to grow the food the cafeteria serves. “We can talk to the stakeholders that are part of this program — the youth — and understand what resonates with the youth so we can try to translate those messages elsewhere,” Tennessee NAACP health chair Tene Franklin said. The NAACP will be looking into data to see how the ‘Food to Tray’ efforts have helped Liberty.

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