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Seeds of Change

) HEIFER USA SEEDS OF CHANGE - Seeds of Change is a project to grow jobs, improve health and end American poverty. Heifer USA plans to work with smallholder farmers in the Arkansas Delta and North Carolina and Tennessee counties of Appalachia shown below. 50% US NATIONAL AVERAGE 16.6% Arkansas Delta Southern Appalachia OVERALL FOOD Crittenden Lee Lonoke Monroe Phillips St. Francis Woodruff Alleghany Ashe Johnson Wilkes Watauga 16.9% INSECURITY RATES 24.5% 25.3% 14.4% 21.3% 27.0% 25.7% 23.8% 20.8% 18.3% 20.7% 19.7% Children who eat enough fruits and vegetables 50% US NATIONAL AVERAGE 23.2% Arkansas Delta Southern Appalachia Crittenden Lee Lonoke Monroe Phillips St. Francis Woodruff Alleghany Ashe Johnson Watauga Wilkes CHILD FOOD INSECURITY RATES 29.0% 28.9% 25.8% 24.9% 28.9% 30.0% 31.5% 39.6% 33.3% 38.9% 25.2% 35.4% Kids in the South, in areas like NORTH DIET-RELATED DISEASE affects low-income 1 out of 3 children born in the year 2000 is on track to develop ΤΥΡΕ Π DIABETES. CAROLINA, MISSISSIPPI - & ARKANSAS, suffer especially HIGH RATES OF OBESITY children the most. 50% 1 out of 4 young adults is too OVERWEIGHT to qualify for military service. $147 BILLION: the amount the U.S. spends yearly on obesity-related illnesses of children of color are expected to develop DIABETES during their lifetimes 1. Map the Meal Gap – ( 2. 3. USDA

Seeds of Change

shared by FFunction on May 09
Heifer works to end hunger and poverty in the US as well as around the world. This infographic highlights the need that’s driving their new US projects in the Delta and Appalachia regions.



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