Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Healthier Food Choices - Springfield, MA

Healthier Food Choices
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.219 W 072° 35.482

Short Description: 

A pair of painted utility boxes in support of the You're The Mom campaign to fight childhood obesity are located in Center Square Park on Main Street in Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has launched the ChildObesity180 "You're the Mom" campaign, that celebrates mothers for their important role in their family and community and to encourage mothers to make healthy food choices for their children.

Gina Beavers painted a utility box with the You're The Mom message and examples of healthier food choices. The front contains the image of a strawberry and a green apple along with the white message: SMALL CHANGES IN YOUR KID'S EATING HABITS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE against a blue background. The north side contains tomatoes, against a green background. Tomatoes, according to the You're The Mom website, should be added to your child's sandwiches on tomato Tuesday. The north side contains contains blue drops of water against a red background. Water is recommended to replace soda in you child's diet. The meter panel on the back is painted red and white and the top of the utility box is painted blue.

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