The Mount Carmel Foundation received $5,000 from the Columbus Youth Foundation and is matching that amount to help continue the health and wellness program titled FAN (Fitness and Nutrition) for Avondale Elementary children and their families in the Franklinton neighborhood. The funding will help support the program’s 4th year.
The FAN program is implemented by Mount Carmel College of Nursing to establish an anti-obesity program at Avondale Elementary. The afterschool program provides exercise classes and nutrition programming three times a week (90 minutes classes) during the school year. The goals of this program are to facilitate the development of healthy attitudes, knowledge and behavior for students and their parents, all designed to create a healthier school and family environment.