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.
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