Manchester http://wesa.fm en Green Up to Grow Up Encourages Healthy Eating for Youth http://wesa.fm/post/green-grow-encourages-healthy-eating-youth <p>One in 3 American children is overweight or obese. That’s according to the Children’s Defense Fund, which also says 45 percent of those kids come from low-income families.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh is launching a new program called “Green Up to Grow Up” to try to reduce that figure.</span></p><p>The program is an expansion of GreenUp and Edible Gardens, which turns vacant lots into areas where produce is grown for low-income neighborhoods.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:03:14 +0000 Jessica Nath 13223 at http://wesa.fm