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Grant Secured To Fight Obesity, Food Insecurity

Steve Burger

A UE professor helped Y&E win the $450,000 grant

A UE professor has partnered with an Evansville youth group to fight food insecurity and obesity. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The University of Evansville says Public Health and Associate Professor Dr. Su Jin Jeong helped secure a $450,000 state grant.

Dr. Jeong submitted a grant application in November on behalf of the Evansville non-profit Young & Established.

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Founded by activist Courtney Johnson, Y&E works to better the community primarily through the inspiration and motivation of young people.

UE says the grant will provide two years' worth of funding for three programs including a backpack and food pantry program, community garden and farmer's market, and cooking classes for kids who are part of the Y&E mentorship program.

UE’s Institute for Public Health will provide technical advice.