Talk to the crew from a changing stomach.

A virus called music video is the beginning of a Minneapolis youth activist group based in one of the worst food deserts in the United States.

“My diet has changed a lot. I’m not really a beverage processor, I’m mainly water. I don’t like lemonade. ”

These aren’t gaunt little stars telling the tabloids how she’s dieting her cat clothes for her new movie. Jaylon Ogolsbey, 15, from north Minneapolis, one of America’s worst food deserts, told me how he started eating healthy. “I’ve been talking to my friends about what they eat,” Mr. Ogus continued. “I said, ‘all of you really ate Cheetos. They hated it. You can’t force someone to eat better, but you can always try to influence them and encourage them to start doing better. ”

Last year, Mr. Gosse bay was in Minneapolis working on organizing change in desire (AFC), a group dedicated to reshaping local communities (and beyond), cooking, eating and growing food. The main goal of the afc is to “use food as a tool for health, wealth and social change”. Soldiers are a young actor, their neighbors because of the fast food chain plague and depression, lack of healthy choices, all sugar, fat and salt for parents, friends, and neighbors.

As of 2006, food deserts – urban areas with no health food (such as fresh produce, meat and dairy products) accounted for half of Minneapolis, according to the U.S. department of agriculture. Most of these communities are concentrated in northern Minneapolis, where the cultural and industrial Renaissance of the past two decades has been forgotten. Many communities in northern Minneapolis have criminal problems. The inequality is clear: while the James beard award nominees chefs (Minnesota chef no. 13 this year) enjoy thriving meals in the city’s hip pockets, northern Minneapolis is not even meeting the basic needs of the community.

When the Asian football federation started, Mr. Teets said, children in the program area found that you couldn’t sit down and eat more than two miles in 38 fast food restaurants. In addition to nutritious food, FIFA wants to be optimistic about deprived families in the region. Titus realized at an early age that one way to deprive quality is to grow up. “My grandmother had a friend whose food was green and tomato,” she told me. “I don’t think we took advantage of it.” The Afc operates several community gardens, where education children grow fresh fruit and vegetables, sell them to local restaurants and vendors, and hire young people in Asian football league cooking classes and local cafes, bread. In 2016, the garden added more than 9,000 pounds of products. But so far, one of the most important things about AFC gardens is music, video.

Last year, the band released a hip-hop music called growing food, which was watched more than 300,000 times on YouTube as music video spread quickly. The rhythm of the song can be included in the Lil Uzi Vert playlist, but AFC children have completed the lyrics with the help of the Minneapolis Beats&Rhymes music festival, a 2012 hit “Hot Cheetos&Takis” – unlikely. To be sure, no other music video has ever seen a mix of spitting poetry and spring salads for four to 22 years. The media, including VH1, BET, refinery 29 and modern farmers, have noticed. The Internet loves it. But it’s not just a conversation between young people in northern Minneapolis. It’s understandable why they write poetry, for example:

“Most of what I know is fast food,” he told me by phone in March. “I know a lot of kids who have kids, they grow up, they have diabetes, and I see a lot of kids in the class eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Larrion Davis, 17, also appeared in the music video and left his job at the shopping center in the United States – where he told me he “goes to burger king every day” – to work with the afc. Involve him in community planning and teach local community members how to enjoy their favorite foods in healthier ways, such as chicken and seasoned chicken instead of frying them, or add vegetables to macaroni and cheese.

In afc cooking, Mr Michelle Rowe (Michelle Horovitz) is a former public defenders, is also one of the founders of the organization’s common, he was in New York the award-winning chef Michael Bernstein (Michelle Bernstein) work, is now responsible for many business activities of the project, and from administrative and catering background Lachelle Cunningham, to supervise the bread products now. Together they envision Minneapolis’s young people being able to teach them to think beyond cheeseburgers, Pepsi and tinker bell.

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