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.
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme of “Go Further With Food” got us thinking. Though creating opportunities to encourage families to prepare, plan and avoid common pitfalls that impact our food choices is powerful, are we really “going further?”
Spring is around the corner, and in some parts of Arizona, so is gardening season! If you have an at-home garden or participate in a community garden, let this guide aid in your planting process.
Women across the United States are making waves within the agricultural community. Nearly 66% of farmers are over the age of 55. With an aging farming population, there are gaps that need to be filled, and women are stepping up for the job.
For many, the beginning of a new year is a time for reflection, change, and setting goals. Oftentimes, these goals focus on maintaining healthier lifestyles, like changing what we eat or how our bodies look and feel. Sometimes, however, the expectations we set for ourselves — and the ways we go about reaching them — can be unrealistic and ultimately unhealthy.
Children of all abilities should have access to safe places to stay active, but not all playgrounds are created equal. A park may be accessible, but that does not always mean it is inclusive.
People of all ages need exercise, but not all types of exercise are suitable for everyone. As people get older, they can sometimes have a difficult time finding exercise that is comfortable for them. If you have questions or concerns before starting any new kind of physical activity, consult with your doctor. Skill and mobility levels help determine what types of exercise are best for you. There are two major categories of exercise: aerobic and anaerobic. Within these categories, everyone can find fun activities to stay healthy.
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