Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, population 71,856
The Problem: Adults are consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: Feed the Seed Challenge is an urban food project that connects community gardening, nutrition education, and grower’s markets. The program will foster leadership and confidence towards youth by giving them opportunities to motivate their school population and community toward healthy food choices, and will work with teachers to integrate gardening activities into Common Core State Standards. Feed the Seed will engage youth, families and all community members in activities around a community garden and teaching kitchen to increase their knowledge of, access to, and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.