Healthy Living Lunchroom Program
AFCY's Healthy Living Lunchroom Program transforms dull, often basement-located lunchrooms into exciting, educational spaces through the artistry and imagination of the young people themselves. AFCY has a keen interest in the welfare of children and youth and, especially, in the health and well being of our program participants. We believe that through arts engagement we can encourage children and youth to be more conscious of their health and their well-being. The art process encourages reflection and critical inquiry and emphasizes discussion and personal narrative in the art making. The students are introduced to the notion of visual messaging and visual communications. The murals as such, act as visual reminders and incentives for the students to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices.