Last month, the House Agriculture Committee introduced their draft of the proposed 2018 Farm Bill. On Friday, May 18th, the House’s draft 2018 Farm Bill was voted down 198-213. As our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition stated, this House version was “one of the most anti-farmer bills ever seen.”
Over the past few months, Pinnacle Prevention has been involved with a handful of important policy and legislative efforts in Arizona. Along with our incredible partners, we’ve been striving to make Arizona and its residents happier and healthier. Here is a recap of some of the policy work and educational efforts Pinnacle Prevention has been involved in this session:
At Pinnacle Prevention, our mission is to grow healthy families and communities. Accomplishing that starts right in our own office, where we are dedicated to uplifting our working moms and their families each and every day. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we asked everyone to share their favorite moments with their Pinnacle Prevention Littles:
At Pinnacle Prevention, we believe teachers are the heart and soul of our communities. Quality education for all children is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to go out and see it for yourself? Here at Pinnacle Prevention, we believe everyone should take advantage of the beautiful places our state has to offer to feel healthy, happy, and active. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the Earth, and tips for keeping it clean and healthy while you’re out enjoying it!
Food-insecurity and hunger affect far too many Arizonans, including some of our population’s most vulnerable: senior citizens. 46 million people in the U.S. are over the age of 65. Of that 46 million, 2.8 million seniors live in food-insecure households, and an additional 1.2 million seniors who live alone are also food-insecure. Arizona is home to 1.1 million seniors. 15.4 percent of those seniors are food-insecure. Although there are programs and organizations working to aide these community members, a lack of knowledge and stigmas surrounding food assistance are inhibiting true progress.
Our 2017 was full of programming, community involvement, advocacy, and so many successes. At Pinnacle Prevention, our mission is to cultivate a better food system, make more nutritious food accessible to everyone, and inspire communities to be more inclusive and active. We’re excited to share our 2017 Annual Report, which details some of our favorite highlights from the past year!
National Nutrition Month is coming to an end, but the need to solve America’s nutrition crisis continues. Every day, millions of Americans fail to meet the recommended nutritional guidelines. While some Americans can solve their issues with simple dietary changes, this is not the case for those who are struggling to meet basic needs.
There is an epidemic spreading across the fields and ranches in our country — American farmers are taking their own lives in record numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 84.5 suicides per 100,000 people in the farming industry. Although farmers make up only 1 percent of the United States population, they have the highest suicide rate of any occupational group.
Today is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist day, and we are celebrating the incredible RDNs on our Pinnacle Prevention team! We are constantly amazed by the dedication and brilliance of these women. They work every single day to improve the health and happiness of those around them, and to build a better, brighter Arizona.
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