ALEX McGREEN AND THE TALE OF THE MYSTERIOUS KALE...
Is a work of inspiration for the more than 50 million children across our nation who struggle with food related health disparities each year.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011. Childhood obesity is now the number one health concern among patients in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.
In 2015, more than 1 in 6 U.S. children (18 percent) lived in households that were food-insecure at some point during the year, and 0.7 percent experienced the most severe level of need, where food intake is reduced and regular eating patterns are disrupted.
Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale is the beginning of a healthy food movement for our next generation. The book tackles real-world issues such as excess lead in our water supply and introduces concepts of peer advocacy.
As the City of Milwaukee was once seen as a respected expert in the field of freshwater quality, they now find themselves at the center of a public health crisis due to excess levels of lead in our water system.
Alex McGreen and the Tale of the Mysterious Kale teaches youth how to grow their own food and what foods to eat to live healthy and balanced lifestyles. So that even harmful lead in our water can be combated by healthy eating.