December 28, 2015
Many Americans don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food, and sometimes lack knowledge in how to prepare healthy meals. In much of Appalachia, including eastern Kentucky, children and adults are suffering the health consequences of eating poorly. However, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the Appal-TREE Project is an unusual community-university partnership working to change that. In this report, WMMT visits an Appalachians Cooking Together (ACT) Class led by chef Regina Niece at the Whitesburg Housing Authority. The classes are one of the approaches the Appal-TREE Project has undertaken to increase access and consumption of healthy foods.