Food nourishes us in ways that go beyond calories and minerals. Often, in the field of nutrition and public health, we focus on food on the microlevel, and seek to improve intake of various nutrients to improve overall health. No doubt, nutrition plays a major role in our health and well-being, but how we come to eat what we eat is complex. Food is our culture, our community, our personality, joys, celebrations, and memories. Food is survival, it is pleasure, it is life.
Earth Day is right around the corner, and we’re taking this opportunity to highlight some of the incredible work happening in Arizona to make our state — and our planet — a healthier and more sustainable place to call home.
So many leaders and community members across Arizona work every day to promote sustainability, equity, and environmentally-friendly efforts. Here are just a few examples of the inspiring work being done in communities around the state:
Getting your kids involved in the kitchen can help them learn, explore, develop healthy relationships with food, and inspire habits and memories that last a lifetime. Starting at an early age, encouraging your children to help with meals can shape the way they see food and also how they prepare it for themselves later on. Here are some tips and tricks for various age groups that are sure to have everyone in the family cooking in no time!
Are you a caregiver, advocate, or professional working with youth in Arizona? Join Pinnacle Prevention for our Nourish training series, which aids individuals and families working with adolescents in supporting and developing healthy food dynamics.
Women’s History Month is coming to an end, and we’re wrapping up the celebration with two incredible sisters who are making a difference in their Arizona communities. Kathleen and Emily Yetman work every day to improve food systems, active transportation, and community design to build a healthier, thriving future for Arizonans. Kathleen is the Executive Director of the Prescott Farmers Market, and Emily is the Executive Director of Living Streets Alliance in Tucson. Learn more about this dynamic duo, the work they do, and their vision for Arizona communities:
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th was International Women’s Day, so this is a perfect time to show women everywhere that they are valued at work as well as at home. We all know women are typically the glue that binds family ties on the home front, but they also play a vital role in today’s workforce. Are they being shown their true value?
If your company celebrates Women’s History Month… GREAT! However, if it doesn’t, here are some ways you can suggest to get your company on board. Though the end of March is approaching, there is still time to celebrate the women at your workplace this month, and all year round.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting women in Arizona who are making a difference in their communities and across the state. This week, we shine the spotlight on Cherilyn Yazzie. Cherilyn runs Coffee Pot Farms, and is a leader when it comes to promoting food sovereignty in her community. Here is her story:
It’s time for another legislative update! The 2019 session is in full swing, and there are various efforts moving through the legislature that would help make Arizona a happier, healthier home for all. Here are updates on just a few of these important bills:
College students across the country are facing food insecurity at overwhelming rates. Time, budget, and transportation are all common obstacles that make it difficult for students to have a nutrient-rich diet that is balanced and affordable.
The 2019 legislative session is in full swing, and we’re following various efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and regions across the state. One important proposed bill, SB1476, will help beginning farmers enter the agricultural workforce. This is an urgent need to secure the future of our state’s agriculture industry and health of our residents.
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