Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You

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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.

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BODY Achievements

BODY community garden project is awarded the American Medical Association Foundation's Healthy Lifestyle Grant for $5,000!

Debby Yanes and Kristen Meier are awarded the Doctors for a Healthier Bronx "Excellence in Community Service Award" for their work with BODY. This award is given twice a year, and Debby and Kristen were awarded in record time!

BODY is featured on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Website!

Contact Us

Address:1300 Morris Park
  Bronx, NY 10461
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