Healthier Kids Lead to Healthier Communities


Letecia Foster used to weigh 230 pounds. She knew she had to get healthier for her own lifestyle, as well as to inspire the kids at her elementary school, Hungerford Elementary in Eatonville, Florida, one of the nation’s first black-governed towns.

Principal Foster’s personal transformation is helping spur on a wellness revolution in this historic town. Each year, the elementary kids now line up for the school’s 5K around Eatonville, the town immortalized by its most famous daughter, Zora Neale Hurston.

Join the children for one of their favorite mornings of the year and see how the power of healthy adult can not only inspire younger generations, it can change a community forever.

Growing Bolder is proud to present this story as part of our partnership with the Winter Park Health Foundation and its Center for Health & Wellbeing. Together, we’re building the Wellbeing Network, an online, go-to resource for education, motivation, and real-life stories featuring the seven dimensions of wellbeing: those integral parts of our mind, body, and spirit that form the very essence of our wellbeing, and need life-long nurturing. The Wellbeing Network is a way for the community at large to access resources, education and information offered at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. You can learn more about this exciting and revolutionary project in Growing Bolder Magazine.

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