At Pinnacle Prevention, we are dedicated to growing healthy families and communities. Our mission is to inspire and advance a healthy food system and opportunities for active living. Learn more about what that means to our team of registered dietitians, researchers and social scientists.
2018 was full of so many exciting projects, accomplishments, and moments that capture why we love our work here at Pinnacle Prevention so much. From policy triumphs to moving into a new office, here are just a few of our favorite highlights from the past year:
We are thrilled that Pinnacle Prevention was chosen as the Arizona beneficiary for Whole Foods Market’s 5% Community Giving Day on Thursday, January 10!
At Pinnacle Prevention, we believe that creating healthier and happier communities starts in the workplace. From bringing our babies and pets into the office to supporting flexible work schedules, we strive to embody the same health and happiness which we work to promote across Arizona each day.
After months of debates and negotiations surrounding the 2018 Farm Bill, a compromise has been reached, and a version of the bill was passed by Congress.
During the holidays – and throughout the year – everyone should have the kitchen appliances and utensils available to make a home-cooked meal. But many Arizonans, especially seniors, don't have access to kitchen appliances that allow them to eat nutritious meals. Pinnacle Prevention is excited to launch our latest program – Pots to Love! Our team will be collecting toaster ovens and slow cookers to donate to those community members in need.
The Farm Bill is currently in its final negotiations, and important funding for SNAP-Ed programs in Arizona and across the country is at stake. We need your help to urge Congress to maintain the Senate version of the Farm Bill to save this critical support for these programs.
In 2008, the first edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released. These guidelines were used to help youth and adults get the correct amount of physical activity every day. Earlier this week the guidelines were updated and released in the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The new guidelines were expanded to include children as young as three and further promote daily activity.
November is National Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity to honor communities across our state and country, to raise awareness for obstacles they face, and to promote solutions to help them thrive. Like many people in America, Indigenous and Native American communities face hardships when it comes to nutrition and health. Food inaccessibility and insecurity make it difficult for Indigenous and Native American people to get the nutritious food they need.
Complete Streets guidelines aim to make Phoenix roadways safer for everyone to walk, bike, use public transportation, and drive. After hitting several road blocks, the Phoenix City Council finally voted to approve the proposed guidelines.
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