child health incubator research project

a USDA NIFA funded childhood obesity prevention project of Michigan State University Extension

Catherine Ferguson Academy

Catherine Ferguson Academy was a Detroit Public School serving pregnant and mothering teens. As a partner in CHIRP, CFA used produce from the school farm to provide healthy snacks for the young mothers and their children as a foundation for child health and nutrition education programming. Participants were also encouraged to establish home gardens to maintain a healthful diet during summer months when school was not in session. Some of that programming has been picked up by other CHIRP partners since CFA closed in 2014.

To see more of what the young mothers and their children worked on while with CHIRP, click here!

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