Here is a troubling statistic: one in five children aged 10-17 is overweight or obese in our nationís capital, making it third in the country for childhood obesity. DC Greens comes at this tough problem from multiple angles. First, it unites educators and nonprofits from all eight wards of the city, bringing them together to raise awareness and develop programs that improve the way students think about what they eat. Next, it partners with District educators in year-long professional development work that prepares 50 teachers at a time to become informed school garden champions and educators. Its city-wide outreach initiative sees that all low-income community members have information about local farmers' markets that accept SNAP benefits, and its Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program means 200 residents receive prescriptions from their doctors for free farmersí market produce. DC Greens also works with schools to run weekly farm stands at pick-up time, selling garden produce and plowing the profits back into the garden program. Fertile soil for your investment in a healthier DC.