Free Harvest Health Market in Norwood helps community members improve health

Dr. Nicole Avena, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says the cost of food is one factor that affects the health of impoverished communities.

Valerie Ryan

Jun 6, 2024, 10:47 AM

Updated 6 days ago

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The free Harvest Health Market, hosted by The Bronx County Historical Society, has partnered with organizations like The Skyline Charitable Foundation and Rap4Bronx to give free produce to the community.
The organization is helping improve the health of the community. They also teach people on-site how to make meals with the ingredients given.
Dr. Nicole Avena, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says the cost of food is one factor that affects the health of impoverished communities.
She adds education around health and eating habits is important for people to take the first step in make small positive changes. Dr. Avena recommends cutting back on sugary drinks—as they hold little nutritional value.


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