Food For Health
Why do we need to Help Food for Health?Obesity in America has reached a disastrous level. In 2013, 27.1% of adults were obese in 2013, the highest rate Gallup has measured since 2008. The obesity rate has increased by nearly a full percentage point over the previous year, transitioning more Americans into the obese category from overweight. According to the CDC, childhood obesity alone has more than tripled in the past 30 years and research has shown sugar is linked to this and other health problems.
Aunt Patty’s Food For Health
With increasing childhood and adult obesity rates, diabetes and heart disease, it is time to be diligent and do our part to help impact and reduce these health related problems. Aunt Patty’s® was founded on Pat Turanski’s (co-founder of GloryBee®) belief in feeding her family healthy meals using alternatives to refined sugar. She has channeled this passion into aiding other families with the information and accessibility to nutritious foods to make healthier choices through her Food For Health Campaign.
School Garden Project
Learn more about Food Corps here.
Family Works SeattleWith a combination of a food bank and a family resource center, FamilyWorks offers people in the Seattle area a unique opportunity to truly nourish and strengthen their bodies, minds and spirit in a positive, supportive environment.
WANT TO GET HEALTHY?
- START A GARDEN
Growing your own produce is both rewarding and a cost effective way to get high quality healthy food. Don’t have a backyard? Search of a local community garden!
- MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS
Replace hamburger with ground turkey or chicken. Cut out high fructose corn syrup and replace with a healthy alternative sweetener.
- JUMPING JACKS
Stand up RIGHT NOW and do 25 jumping jacks! You’ll be surprised at how much better a little bit of exercise can make you feel.
- HIT THE SACK
Sleep is an important part of saying healthy. The CDC recommends adults get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night.
- TAKE A WALK
The American heart association says that walking 30 minutes a day helps reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and more!
- EAT YOUR VEGGIES
According to the USDA, eating more vegetables can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and even prevent against certain types of cancer.