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Family, Food and Fun

Woman cooking with childFamily, Food and Fun, in partnership with Foodlink, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation and Rochester Housing Authority, is a 16-week, community-based group program intended for families living in public housing communities with children ages 2 to 16.

Each session promotes increased physical activity and healthy eating as a way to prevent or manage conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.

Class Details

  • Two, 90-minute sessions each week.
  • Free, healthy meals at every session.
  • Nutrition education including information on portion sizes, reading food labels, sugar and salt intake, healthy food choices and food preparation assistance.
  • Each session includes a minimum of 10 minutes of physical activity. Physical fitness increases five minutes each week to reach a maximum of 45 minutes per session.
  • Every household receives a $10 Foodlink food voucher to buy fruits and vegetables from the Curbside Food Truck.
  • Residents learn tips and develop skills they can continue using once the program is complete.

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Learn More

For more information or to schedule the program in your community contact Lucas Santana, Health Project Coordinator, at (585) 224-3508 or Lucas_Santana@URMC.Rochester.edu