Health education program Food Is Medicine expands to Pinellas

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Rev. Canon Katie Churchwell and Campbell Park Elementary School staff. Churchwell is the program organizer who led Food is Medicine's expansion to St. Pete.Rev. Canon Katie Churchwell and Campbell Park Elementary School staff. Churchwell is the program organizer who headed Food is Medicine’s expansion to St. Pete. Courtesy of The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter

Food Is Medicine, the health education program that Florida Hospital Carrollwood started in Hillsborough County two years back, expands to St. Petersburg this season.

Manufactured by downtown St. Pete’s Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and the University of Florida IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program, among other regional partners, the Pinellas program continues the original’s mission to provide free health education, screenings and food access to communities identified as “food deserts.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food deserts as “low-income communities which lack ready access to healthful food.”

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