This Man Is On A Mission To Get His Neighborhood Healthy

Posted on Nov 23 2020 - 8:00am by UOG

GOODMORNINGAMERICA.COM – Tony Hillery is on a mission to teach children in his Harlem community how to adopt healthier food habits.

“It’s a simple formula here that if a child plants it, they will eat it,” he said. “Eighty percent of the time that they eat it, they’ll like it.”

Hillery is the founder of Harlem Grown, an organization that inspires “local youth to lead more healthy, ambitious lives through hands-on education, mentorship and urban farming.” It all started nine years ago during the last financial crisis when Hillery’s business hit a rough patch and he started reading about schools in underserved communities.


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