Principles


Nourished Individuals  Every day, multiple times a day, we make choices about how we fuel our bodies. These choices have both short-term and long-term effects. When we choose nutrient dense foods, we can prevent or reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Another integral component of health is exercise for both our mental and physical health because nutrition is only one piece of the puzzle. When we incorporate all these health aspects into our daily habits- nutrition, physical health, and mental health- we are nourished individuals.

Nourished Individuals

Every day, multiple times a day, we make choices about how we fuel our bodies. These choices have both short-term and long-term effects. When we choose nutrient dense foods, we can prevent or reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Another integral component of health is exercise for both our mental and physical health because nutrition is only one piece of the puzzle. When we incorporate all these health aspects into our daily habits- nutrition, physical health, and mental health- we are nourished individuals.

Nourished Schools  With children spending over 1,000 hours at school per year, it is imperative that we make the school environment as healthy as possible. Physical activity and healthy eating should be top priorities for schools because healthier students are happier students –and most importantly, they are better learners. Incorporating more physical activity into the school day, especially in the classroom, allows students to release energy and focus so that they are ready to learn. Providing healthful foods in the cafeteria and beyond fuels students so that they can reach their utmost potential.

Nourished Schools

With children spending over 1,000 hours at school per year, it is imperative that we make the school environment as healthy as possible. Physical activity and healthy eating should be top priorities for schools because healthier students are happier students –and most importantly, they are better learners. Incorporating more physical activity into the school day, especially in the classroom, allows students to release energy and focus so that they are ready to learn. Providing healthful foods in the cafeteria and beyond fuels students so that they can reach their utmost potential.

Nourished Policies   Local, state, and federal policies that support healthy choices have profound impacts on the public. Health should always be one of the most important aspects considered when policies are created or implemented. Decision makers, both elected or not elected, should prioritize nutrition and public health.

Nourished Policies

Local, state, and federal policies that support healthy choices have profound impacts on the public. Health should always be one of the most important aspects considered when policies are created or implemented. Decision makers, both elected or not elected, should prioritize nutrition and public health.

Nourished Communities   Communities can encourage healthy habits in a variety of ways, from ensuring safe walking and biking routes to pursuing equitable access to affordable, healthy foods for all citizens. When communities implement programs or adopt policies that are health-focused, the individuals that make up that community, and the community itself, are healthier and happier.

Nourished Communities

Communities can encourage healthy habits in a variety of ways, from ensuring safe walking and biking routes to pursuing equitable access to affordable, healthy foods for all citizens. When communities implement programs or adopt policies that are health-focused, the individuals that make up that community, and the community itself, are healthier and happier.