Health Care

Valley students exhibit posters touting healthy food, exercise

Youths in Sanger and Reedley will display posters to illustrate access — and lack of access — to healthy foods and beverages and safe places for physical activity at two events open to the public.

Today, a Photovoice exhibition by youths from the Sanger Boys and Girls Club will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Sanger Community Center, 730 Recreation Ave.

On Sept. 24, students from Reedley High School will hold an exhibition from 4:30-8 p.m. at the high school, 740 W. North Ave.

The youths took photos in their communities to illustrate healthy environments and to show where barriers remain to good health, said Jesse Tedrick of the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, a sponsor of the events.

The youths in Sanger and Reedley hope to speak with elected officials to create action plans for healthy changes in their communities, Tedrick said.