Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You
Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You (BODY) is a group of medical and graduate students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Founded in November 2010, BODY's mission is to address the high rates of obesity and diabetes in the Bronx, New York, by partnering medical students with the local community (surrounding neighborhoods in the East Bronx such as Bronxwood, Pelham Gardens, Bronxdale, and Morris Park). Specifically, we strive to counter these epidemics through exercise and nutrition education programs for children and adults, and improving access to fresh, nutritious food.
BODY is an umbrella for community-based events, collaborations, and initiatives as well as four long-term projects including the 1) Pierce Avenue Community Garden behind Weiler hospital, 2) Nutrition and Education workshops at PS-89, 3) Active Lifestyle Program which runs after-school exercise programs at PS-89, 4) Physician and researcher registry linking interested medical students with physicians working in the community or researchers working on diabetes, obesity, or nutrition.