Aetna is continuing its support of Odyssey House with the development of a new initiative called Creating Healthy Eating Families (CHEF). This new program will provide hands-on nutrition and cooking classes for mothers living with their children in the Odyssey House Family Centers. The $25,000 grant will allow us to focus on improving the basic nutrition and eating habits of mothers and children, including crafting individual obesity prevention plans to establish goals in the areas of food selection, eating behaviors and frequency of exercise.
This is the third grant by Aetna to Odyssey House, and the second in two years to support our health and wellness programs. Last year, we created a health literacy program aimed at improving overall physical health and quality of life for young families in treatment.
To learn more about CHEF, read the full press release here.