Appetite For Change Kids Encourage Healthy Eating in Viral Rap Video
Appetite for Change, a Minneapolis based non-profit organization, released a music video that they hoped would encourage young people to eat healthy-and think about growing their own food- and now the catchy PSA is getting national attention.
The viral video is performed by kids of all ages who participated in the AFC’s Summer 2016 Youth Employment & Training Program and through their creativity, it looks like these young people are affecting change in a bigger way than they thought possible.
“It really was the most accessible format to talk about issues that are related to food and the food climate in North Minneapolis,” Appetite For Change Communications and Development Manager Molly Cherland told FOX 9 .
One of the kids who appears in the video, Larrion Davis, even admitted that being part of the program has definitely made him pay more attention to what he puts into his body. “I stopped drinking soda pop. I drink a lot more water, and [eat] vegetables. I’m in sports, so I shouldn’t be eating none of that anyway, and it helps me stay on track,” Davis said.
The organization’s mission, according to their website is to use “food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living.” Their Grow Food Movement was started as a way to help shape and develop leaders “through training and outreach activities that lead to direct actions that impact the food systems and policies.”
The AFC crew even got some love from Nick Cannon, who reposted the video- which had over 85K views on Youtube at the time of this article’s publication- to his Instagram:
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Take a look at the full video below:
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