During the 2012-2013 school year, the Food in Tummies (FIT) program orchestrated by the Junior League of Austin will provide approximately 1,500 backpacks each week to the student population at several local schools with children in need. Each backpack will contain healthy food along with bilingual nutrition and fitness tips every Friday for 32 weeks beginning September 2012.
The mission of FIT (Food in Tummies) is to educate children, parents and the community in order to promote nutritional health and maximize student potential.
On September 28, 2012, Dr. Jennifer Walden delivered backpacks of nutritious food to the children of Hillcrest Elementary Schools (Del Valle ISD) on behalf of The Junior League of Austin’s Food in Tummies (FIT) program. This was a special opportunity to learn about the program and participate in it on a grass-roots level. Dr. Walden is a proud sponsor of this program.
To learn more about The Junior League of Austin’s FIT Program and how you can get involved, visit their website here.