Food as Medicine is a Johns Hopkins student group dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the students at Waverly Elementary/Middle School by providing interactive, science-based nutrition workshops for 6th graders, a health-focused after-school program, a summer gardening and health program, and school-wide health events. The Food as Medicine program overall aims to empower students to think critically about leading healthy lives. Johns Hopkins students serve as mentors to the Food as Medicine program by leading and planning weekly workshops that address the Maryland Core Curriculum Standards for nutrition. Waverly and Johns Hopkins students work together to promote a culture of health and wellness at Waverly School.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
- Hippocrates, the Greek physician known as the father as modern medicine (460 – 370 B.C.)