Elizabeth Irvin is a Spanish professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Outside of her responsibility as a faculty member, she also serves as the Director of Cuerpo Sano, Mente Sana. The program, which began in 2009, provides healthy foods and education on living a healthy lifestyle on a low-income budget. The program currently serves seven children and their families in the local Wilmington area.
What makes this program unique is that it provides a weekly bag full of nutritious foods and snacks, while teaching the families how to eat healthier while on a limited income. Once a month, Professor Irvin and her group of volunteers conduct a session with the 7 families to discuss the topic of nutrition and exercise. The families leave each session with a homework assignment that will help them become aware of their personal nutrition and how they can make improvements.
Please visit the following link if you are interested in getting involved or donating to Cuerpo Sano, Mente Sana.