When Princess Titus set out to spread the message about the importance of eating healthful foods, she faced the challenge of doing it in a community overrun with fast food chains serving up anything but. Her task, which has grown from a mission into a movement called Appetite for Change AFC , meant not only steering people away from the high-calorie fast-food fare but also making healthier options, such as fresh produce, more accessible. Now McDaniel and Powell are youth leaders and facilitators for the Minneapolis program. McDaniel and Titus both saw a need for a push toward better health. They also saw the importance of inspiring youth in the community and understood that building trust within the community was part of the process. Photo courtesy of Appetite for Change Appetite for Change tries to steer people away from high-calo Appetite for Change tries to steer people away from high-calorie fast food and make healthier options such as fresh produce more accessible. Although the video has led to an increase in valuable donations and publicity, Titus and McDaniel emphasize their unique mind-sets toward the movement. AFC, with a staff of 40 to 50 full-time employees and more than 20 part-timers, created the vehicle to allow young people to let their voices be heard and address social issues. Titus takes it a step further, emphasizing the community gardens where she hopes to see the community unite and change the narrative.
Appetite For Change: Youth Rapping About Growing Food Is Awesome! [VIDEO]
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Studies have shown this leads to a number of health problems from diabetes to high cholesterol, hypertension and more. Wanna hear it? According to their website, Appetite For Change is uses 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. Growers can process their locally harvested produce, while caterers and food trucks can use the space to prepare their meals. Kindred Kitchen also offers classes to anyone interested in learning more about food business. But it was the video that has people talking just how awesome of an idea taking control of your own food really is. The song even gives a shout out to Michelle Obama giving her props for speaking out and using her platform to encourage everyone in America to eat better.