When Yvelette Stines saw the growing statistics of childhood obesity, she knew something had to change. She felt she could contribute by writing a book. Vernon the Vegetable Man encourages children to exercise, eat healthy, and set goals. Vernon is the neighborhood vegetable man that grows and sells fresh produce from his garden to local communities so everyone has healthier food options. Many times he is mistaken for the ice cream man. Vernon helps children and families live a healthier lifestyle.
In the book, Vernon helps Marvin, an obese boy who struggles to play basketball with his friends. Marvin’s journey begins with a walk home. When he hears music, he is ready to get ice cream. He is mistaken and surprised to meet Vernon the Vegetable Man. With some encouragement and tips, Marvin finds himself eating healthier, exercising, releasing weight, and eventually playing basketball with the other boys. Join the movement to help children, families, and communities get healthy.