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Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

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A university-community partnership educating young people through urban agriculture

"The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a university-community partnership based at the University of Pennsylvania that engages K-16+ learners in an active, real-world problem-solving curriculum that strives to improve community nutrition and wellness." UNI works with kids, parents, and schools through programs that aim to increase food and nutrition knowledge, increase the supply of healthy foods available in West Philadelphia communities, and encourage active lifestyles. What sets UNI apart from its peer organizations is a focus on youth-led organizing, peer education, and school policy initiatives.

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The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
http://www.urbannutrition.org/

Learn more at: http://www.urbannutrition.org/