African American Hypertension
This week the University Of Florida's College Of Psychology received a 100-thousand dollar grant to fund a new program addressing a rising problem in North Central Florida.
African American women are at a higher risk for developing hypertension and obesity than any other group in the U-S.
With the help of the "Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida" Ten local African- American churches will encourage healthy cooking practices and the purchase of healthy vegetables to 120 African-American women.
"I think that people are really excited and its going to help us have a healthier Gainesville and a healthier Florida."
A healthy cook-off will take place at the participating churches and afterwards 40 of the women will be given money to buy vegetables for three months on their own.
The goal is to see if better eating is related to having a better income.
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