For many children, summer means days at the pool and quality time spent with their families. However, for some children, summer is associated with hunger. With no school for several weeks, many students will be left wondering where their next meal will come from.
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.
Hunger is an issue that almost 800 million people in the world face every day. In Arizona alone, there are over 1 million people who are food insecure. The United Nations started a program to globally combat these devastating food security and malnutrition problems.
With a growing agriculture industry, farming is calling upon young people to step in and fill the gaps. Here’s how young farmers are going to impact the industry in the upcoming years.
In the new year, the United States legislature will introduce the 2018 Farm Bill. Here is some information on what the new bill will contain and how it will impact you if it’s passed.
November marks the beginning of the season of giving. No one is too young to learn the importance of helping others. This holiday season, take your family out to assist those in need, all the while imparting habits and compassion to last a lifetime. There are family-friendly activities and organizations across Arizona for you and your loved ones to get involved with, so here are a few ideas to get you started!
September is Hunger Action Month, an opportunity to spread the word, take action on the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Join the #HungerActionMonth conversation all month long, and watch our video below for more ways you can make a difference.
We traditionally view health as the result of individual choices. While this can be true, there are other factors, including the resources and norms of our community that influence our choices without us always being aware. So how can we be sure the factors around us that impact our health are doing so for the better?
As a leader in your community, you have the power to create healthy environments and policies where you live, work, and play. Together, we can create vibrant communities that support healthy choices and lifestyles.
Pinnacle Prevention is dedicated to growing healthy families and communities, with a mission to inspire and advance a healthy food system and opportunities for active living.
Our team of registered dietitians, researchers and social scientists believe all families should have access to healthy food as well as healthy and safe communities to enjoy physical activity.
Check out the video below to learn more about how your environment impacts your health and the health of your family, how policies can help shape your community, and how Pinnacle Prevention works to make our visions a reality across Arizona.
Today, August 17 is acknowledged as a National Nonprofit Day (NND)!
On August 17, 1894, the Tariff Act enforced the first federal income tax on corporations, which incorporated exemptions for nonprofit corporations and charitable institutions. Many things have changed since then, but nonprofit exemptions remain, and nonprofit organizations benefit our society in numerous ways.
Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with these fun facts about Arizona agriculture and farmers markets!
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