Urban Nutrition Initiative
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) is a program of University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships created to sustain healthy communities by promoting food education and sovereignty, good nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia. UNI’s activities are fully integrated into the University Assisted Community School model. UNI organizes school day, after school and summer learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at 20 public schools and community centers in Philadelphia. UNI’s ecological approach to food and nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for program participants to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods. UNI has School Food Education programs, Youth Development programs, and an Adult & Senior Nutrition Program.