Wellness

The Developing Families Center is committed to wellness promotion for our clients and neighborhood.  In the interest of creating a healthier community and reducing childhood obesity, we offer events and programs for the community at no charge. We have made many changes within and outside our building to encourage fitness and good nutrition (see below).


 

DFC Garden

Watering lettuce seedlings

 

The Developing Families Center started a garden in the spring of 2009 to promote healthier eating and outdoor green space for our community. We have planted a variety of vegetables, fruits, and flowers to be shared and enjoyed by the DFC community.

Interested in gardening or growing your own food? Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-6:00pm to learn about gardening, help maintain the DFC garden, and take home some fresh vegetables. The garden is located on the north side of our building along I (eye) Street. For more information, contact Holly at (202) 398-5520 or wellness@yourfhbc.org.

 

 

 

 


Healthy Babies Director Regine Eli and her daughter Christine break ground to plant a tree

A volunteer plants a river birch tree at the corner of 17th and H

 

Tree planting with Casey Trees

On March 27th 2010 and  October 8th, 2011 DFC Staff and community teamed up with Casey Trees to plant 32 trees around the DFC parking lot, playground, and garden and along H St. We look forward to seeing them grow into beautiful shade trees! Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make our tree plantings a success.

 

 

 

 


 

Community Playground Build



KaBoom Playgrounds and the National Academies helped the DFC plan, fund, and build a playground on a formerly unused area outside our building. On the day of the build in June 2009, over 200 volunteers from the National Academies, the DFC, and the surrounding community pitched in to construct a beautiful new place for children to play.