The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri is pleased to offer Healthy U, the League’s Community Impact signature program.
The Healthy U program includes several layers of programming focused on nutrition and undernourishment, healthy choices, eating on a budget and fitness programming – all focused on building a healthier Kansas City Community.
Through the League’s Healthy U program, the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri has adopted University Academy, a K-12 college preparatory public charter academy that emphasizes college preparation, career development, community service and leadership. Our signature project brings layers of programming focused through one school community.
The Junior League's programs focus on fighting food insecurity, student nutrition education, parent nutrition and cooking education, obesity prevention programming and fitness programming at all levels of the University Academy. If you have any questions regarding Healthy U, please contact one of the 2012-2013 Healthy U Co-Chairs, Mary Burnett or Stacie Engelmann.
7 ways the League’s Healthy U program is making an impact at University Academy
|Fighting Food Insecurity||BackSnack Program for the Lower School - Providing 230 students with the BackSnack program through Harvesters, with supplemental materials provided to all Lower School students through the school year.|
|Making Healthy Food Choices||Teen Eats - Partnering with Harvesters to educate 200 middle school students through a 6‐week cooking and nutrition program.|
|Family Healthy Food Education||Side By Side - Developed classes for 50 parents to participate in the adult cooking and nutrition program through Harvesters on Sunday afternoons and evenings at University Academy. The League organizes activities for school age children during the course time and provides family dinner to all participants on a weekly basis during the program.|
|Healthy Food Education||Community Garden - Maintaining a community garden on the grounds of University Academy.|
|Healthy Lifestyle Programming||Fitness & Exercise Programming - Providing innovative fitness programming to the students of University Academy.|
|Healthy Cooking & Food Education||Kids in the Kitchen - Providing additional nutrition and cooking education through the Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen programming to the students of University Academy.|
|Healthy Programming Integration||Classroom Adoption Program - Adopting lower school classrooms in conjunction with the Junior League's new member classes.|