COLUMBUS,Ga. – Jhacori Stacy a student with Asperger’s and type one diabetes is leading a tour through Publix to show students how to live healthier lifestyles.
The Boys and Girls Club brought a dozen students, so they could see which foods to avoid and which ones to choose. According to the CDC more than 4-million Americans are obese in Alabama and 9-million in Georgia.
According to local nutritionist Nicole Leth brain activity is affected by the food we eat. She adds there is a growing epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the African American community.
“Research overwhelmingly shows that kids who eat better, eat healthier foods like fruits and vegetables and foods low on the glycemic index scale, which means foods that aren’t high refined foods. High in sugars and low in fibers do much better in high school,” said Leth.
Columbus City Councilor Bruce Huff, sponsored the tour. Each child received a ten dollar gift card, so that they could apply some of the tips.