Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Simple Changes - Springfield, MA

Simple Changes
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.205 W 072° 35.495

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 depicting two of the simple changes recommended by the You're the Mom campaign to create a healthier diet. The front contains the image of a half an orange and drops of water against a red background. According to the You're The Mom website, oranges could replace desserts and water should replace soda in a child's diet. The south side contains a tomato against a green background. it is recommended to add tomatoes to your child's sandwiches on what the website, q.v., calls tomato Tuesday. The rest of the utility box is painted with solid colors. The south side is painted red, the back is painted white and the top is painted blue. 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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